Cyffty Mine - Near Betws-y-Coed, Conwy, North Wales, UK
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Dragontree
N 53° 06.790 W 003° 50.146
30U E 444058 N 5885185
Quick Description: Also known as the Betws-y-Coed Mine or Pencraig Mine this has been preserved for viewing the surface structures.
Location: North Wales, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 6/21/2009 11:42:06 AM
Waymark Code: WM6MHC
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member RakeInTheCache
Views: 4

Long Description:
Located along the narrow, winding roads, but with no pot-holes, above Betws-y-Coed, this mine has a large parking area and information board. There is also a commentary you can listen to from a brave Welsh mine worker.

Lead ore was extracted from this mine and the shaft in the car park area remains open but blocked with a fence around it. From this place you can look down on the remains of the mine buildings and put them together in relation to the drawing on the information board.

Wikipedia has some information:
(visit link)

'A prominent restored site opposite the Geirionydd junction of the Gwydyr Forest road. Both the Shallow and Deep adits have been blocked. The Engine Shaft is also blocked whereas the 120’ deep Western Shaft is open but capped. Workings were along the Cyffty and Principal lodes, the later which was also worked at Parc. Parc was connected to Cyffty during it’s final years.'
Mine Type: Abandoned Mine

Mineral Collecting: Not Known

Material Mined: Non-Precious Metal

Operation: Underground Mine

Surface Features: Yes

Steep terrain and slippery paths

Any associated website: [Web Link]

Any Other information:
Enjoy this part of our heritage and spare a thought for those who worked there

Visit Instructions:
Optional photograph welcomed.
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