Welsh Mines Society
Cymdeithas Mwyngloddiau Cymru
Summer Field Meet - Weekend 8th - 9th June 2002
Dolgellau Gold Belt, Merionethshire
Based at The Fairbourne Hotel
Organisers : George Hall & David Seabourne
As to the programme of events, this was as follows :
- Saturday 8th June - Clogau and Vigra Mines
Met at 11 a.m. at the bridge
in Bontddu NGR : SH 669 186 - View
OS Map. Members walked to the Vigra mine where packed
lunches were consumed. In the afternoon a visit was made to Clogau/Old
Clogau, alternatively, some members took a look into some of the open
stopes above the upper dressing floor at Vigra.
- Saturday Evening - Dinner 6.30pm for 7.00pm at The Fairbourne Hotel, Fairbourne, Nr.
Dolgellau, LL38 2HQ. Download the menu.
A slide presentation was given by Harold Morris on some of the more recent
mining activity at Clogau gold mine, followed by another presentation by Chris Williams
on some of the plates by J. C. Burrow of Cornish mines at work in the late
- Sunday 9th June - Cefn Coch and Glasdir Mines
Met at 10 a.m. at forestry
lay-by above Tyn y groes Hotel, Ganllwyd, NGR : SH 716 236 -
OS Map, for a visit to Cefn Coch Mine and the earlier Berllwyd
Mill. After lunch at the rendezvous point, members visited Glasdir
Copper Mine for a surface tour by Harold Morris, or for a scramble
down into the open works with Bryan Grimstone.