Clogau Gold Mine

Clogau Gold Mine

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. The Clogau Gold Mine (sometimes known as the Clogau St David's Mine) was once the largest and richest mine of all the gold mines in the Dolgellau gold mining area is situated in Bontddu, near Barmouth, in Gwynedd, north-west Wales. After producing copper and a little lead for quite a number of years, the mine developed into gold production in the 1862 'rush' and continued as a major operator until 1911, during which 165,031 tons of gold ore was mined resulting in 78,507 troy ounces (2,442 kg) of gold. It worked the St David's lode of Clogau mountain alongside the co-owned Vigra Mine. Since 1911 the mine has been re-opened several times for smaller-scale operations. It last closed in 1998. In 1999 the mine was taken over and held by a local exploration company.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 88 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 5mm | 141g
  • Culp Press
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 6135971387
  • 9786135971385