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CEFN COCH MINE (GOLD);NEW CALIFORNIA

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NPRN 33962

Map Reference SH72SW

Grid Reference SH71982333

Unitary (Local) Authority Gwynedd

Old County Merioneth

Community Ganllwyd

Type of Site MINE

Broad Class INDUSTRIAL

Period Post Medieval

Site 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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