SH4490 : Mynydd Parys Copper Open Cast

taken 12 years ago, near to Gadfa, Isle of Anglesey/Sir Ynys Mon, Great Britain

Mynydd Parys Copper Open Cast
Mynydd Parys Copper Open Cast
This is the opencast part of the copper mine, seen from the viewing platform. Its sheer size is breathtaking, let alone the thought that most of the mountain was removed without the help of modern machinery. In addition there are miles on underground workings, all worked with picks, shovels and gunpowder. The copper was worked as early as 3,500 years ago, and was extracted during the Roman occupation of southern Britain. Intensive mining began here in the 1770s following the discovery of a rich deposit of copper ore in 1768 by Roland Puw or Jonathan Roose, depending on which of the information boards you believe.
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 19 May, 2010   (more nearby)
Tuesday, 29 June, 2010
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SH 440 902 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:23.1660N 4:20.7532W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SH 439 902
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East-northeast (about 67 degrees)
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