Summer Field Meet. 10/11th June, 2000.
Welsh Mines Society
Cymdeithas Mwyngloddiau Cymru
Ogofau Gold and the small mines of the southern Cambrian Mountains.
Based at the Black Lion Royal Hotel in Lampeter - Leader Peter
As to the programme of events, this was as follows:
Saturday - Ogofau Gold Mine, Dolaucothi
(Roman and 19th/20th century mining). Meet 11:00 am at the National
Trust carpark (NGR SN 663 403) - small charge for non-NT members.
Archaeological and geological expertise was on hand to assist in interpretation
of the site. Trips to the Gwenlais leat were also provided
in the afternoon.
Saturday evening - dinner at Black Lion. (menu)
Sunday - Small mines of the
southern Cambrian Mountains (Brynambor and Rhysgog). Started
at 10:00 am at Llanddewibrefi (small public car park in the village on
the righthand side of the road to Ffarmers, SN 6630 5524) - with limited
parking at the mines car sharing was necessary.
notes for this meet and download
references to Rhyscog Mining Company from 1860 Mining Journal.
Brynambor is a remote mine, but accessible by road, where the iron
work, including rods, of the pumping and winding arrangement still remain
on site as abandoned.
Rhysgog is an enigmatic early mine with a spectacular leat arrangement,
only accessible on foot (2 mile round trip, climbing c. 450') - strong