SH5960 : A major rock fall in the Braich area

taken 11 years ago, near to Dinorwig, Gwynedd, Great Britain

A major rock fall in the Braich area
A major rock fall in the Braich area
The area above the rockfall is one of 'bad' rock and over the years there have been both natural and man-made falls here. Fortunately, the worst natural falls have occurred at night time. As far back as 1889 a major blasting operation had to be undertaken one April Saturday afternoon after the rock face above Twllymwg Braich was seen to be progressively bulging during the previous week. Left alone, it would have eventually burst burying scores of workers working on the galleries below. The cost of the nitroglycerine and fuse used was 60-9s.
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Saturday, 23 December, 2006   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 31 December, 2006
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Quarry (disused)   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SH 59 60 [1000m precision]
WGS84: 53:7.3863N 4:6.0640W
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