SH4490 : Precipitation ponds

taken 1 year ago, near to Gadfa, Isle of Anglesey/Sir Ynys Mon, Great Britain

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Precipitation ponds
Precipitation ponds
Much copper could be won from the use of these precipitation ponds, as copper rich liquid draining from the mines could be contained here. Scrap iron, often brought in from far and wide, would be thrown into the ponds where the liquid reacted with the iron, dissolving it and leaving a copper rich sludge which could then be dried and smelted in nearby kilns.
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SH4490, 136 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Friday, 7 July, 2017   (more nearby)
Submitted
Wednesday, 26 July, 2017
Geographical Context
Geological interest  Historic sites and artefacts  Quarrying, Mining  Derelict, Disused 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SH 4455 9041 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:23.2551N 4:20.3340W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SH 4456 9039
View Direction
North-northwest (about 337 degrees)
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