SH7783 : Great Orme Copper Mines

taken 13 years ago, near to Gogarth, Conwy, Wales

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Great Orme Copper Mines
Great Orme Copper Mines
Copper mining was an important industry on The Great Orme until late nineteenth century. During a scheme to landscape this area of The Great Orme in 1987, Bronze Age mine workings were uncovered, possibly the most important copper mines of the Bronze Age yet discovered and excavated.

Apparently abandoned around 600 BC, but with some evidence of Roman patronage, the mines were reopened in 1692 and continued to be worked until the end of the 19th century.

The Bronze Age mine workings are now a fee-paying attraction for the public to experience.

LinkExternal link - Great Orme Mines
LinkExternal link ("The Great Orme Summit Experience" compiled by Noel Walley)

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Geographical Context: Geological interest Quarrying, Mining Category: Copper mine (former) other tags: Tourist Attraction Former Mine Workings Copper Mine Click a tag, to view other nearby images.
This photo is linked from: Automatic Clusters: · Great Orme Summit [27] · Copper Mines [24] Title Clusters: · Great Orme Copper Mines [4] ·
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SH7783, 239 images   (more nearby 🔍)
David Dixon   (more nearby)
Date Taken
Saturday, 21 May, 2011   (more nearby)
Thursday, 26 May, 2011
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SH 7708 8304 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:19.7972N 3:50.8326W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SH 7703 8314
View Direction
South-southeast (about 157 degrees)
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Image classification(about): Geograph
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