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Cefn Coch Mine (gold);new California

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NPRN33962
Map ReferenceSH72SW
Grid ReferenceSH7198023330
Unitary (Local) AuthorityGwynedd
Old CountyMerioneth
CommunityGanllwyd
Type Of SiteMINE
PeriodPost Medieval
Description
The gold mine at Cefn Coch was in operation between 1862-1866; 1873-1877 and 1889-1914. It is depicted on OS County series mapping (Merioneth. XXXIII.2 1889/1901). The produce of the main workings were initially (in the 1860's) moved by inclines to Berth-llwyd mine (Nprn400857), thence to an associated crushing plant (at SH72232387) and subsequently linked by tramway to the west. The mine closed in 1914.

Associated with:
Trial workings to SW (Nprn400856).
Part of Berth-llwyd and Cefn Coch mining complex (Nprn95668).

(source: Morrison 1975 (Goldmining in West. Mer.), 51-4)

J.Wiles 15.07.04

Partial excavation and restoration by Snowdonia National Park in the early-mid 1990s, discussed in:
Crew, P and Musson, C, 1996, Snowdonia from the Air, Patterns in the Landscape, Snowdonia National Park Authority/RCAHMW.

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