SN6640 : Mine Headframe, The Dolaucothi Gold Mine, Pumsaint, Wales

taken 6 months ago, near to Pumsaint, Carmarthenshire/Sir Gaerfyrddin, Great Britain

Mine Headframe, The Dolaucothi Gold Mine, Pumsaint, Wales
Mine Headframe, The Dolaucothi Gold Mine, Pumsaint, Wales, taken 6 months ago
Dolaucothi is a site where gold has been mined since the Romans and possibly even before. When the Romans left Britain in the 5th century, the mine lay abandoned for centuries. There were attempts at a revival in the 19th and 20th centuries, but they were abandoned before the first world war. In the 1930s a shaft was sunk to 430 feet in an attempt to locate new seams. Falling into disrepair and unsafe due to flooding at its lower levels, the mine finally closed in 1938, and in 1941 passed to The National Trust.
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2016
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Date Taken
Friday, 16 September, 2016   (more nearby)
Submitted
Friday, 28 October, 2016
Geographical Context
Quarrying, Mining 
Primary Subject of Photo
Mine 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SN 6633 4026 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:2.6742N 3:57.0294W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SN 6635 4026
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