Welsh Mines Society
Cymdeithas Mwyngloddiau Cymru
Summer Field Meet - Weekend 10th - 11th June 2000
Mid/South-Wales : Ogofau Gold and nearby Lead/Copper Mines
Based at the Black Lion Royal Hotel, Lampeter
Organiser/Leader : Peter Claughton
|As to the programme of events, this was as follows :
View field notes for this meet.
Saturday 10th June - Ogofau Gold Mine
Met at 11:00 am at the National Trust carpark (NGR SN 663 403) for Dolaucothi gold mine,
(Roman and 19th/20th century mining) - 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 the Black Lion Royal Hotel, Lampeter. (View menu).
Sunday 11th June - Small mines of the
southern Cambrian Mountains
Met at 10:00 am at Llanddewibrefi (in small public car park in the village on
the righthand side of the road to Ffarmers, SN 6630 5524), where cars were shared, due to limited
parking at the following mines.
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 (two mile round trip, climbing c. 450ft.) - strong
References to activity at Rhyscog mine in the Mining Journal,
1843 Vol.XIII; pp.353.
1856 Vol.XXVI; pp.157, 162 & 187.
...as Rhyscog Mining Company
1857 Vol.XXVII; pp.294 & 297.
1860 Vol.XXX; pp.538 (Prospectus),
562, 578, 597, 598, 614,
623, 625, 628 & 638.
1861 Vol.XXXI; pp.168, 200, 216, 236, 263, 283 & 334.
1862 Vol.XXXII; pp.159, 174 & 262.