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Fron-felin lies in the community of Llanbrynmair in the county of Powys. It is located at Ordnance Survey national grid reference SH87250071. The mine is recorded in the CPAT Historic Environment Record as number 18984 and this number should be quoted in all correspondence.

Lead (1848-1880)

Silurian Frongoch formation shales and slates with galena mineralisation in a single lode.

There are four levels at SN87360046, SN86620032, SN87660045 and SN87660051. There is another possible run-in deep level on the dressing floors at SN87250073. The 1871 plan in the NLW collections shows a top, middle and deep adit with 'old sump' marked at the top of the hill. Above and below the latter a number of trials are marked. A shaft connects to the top adit.

There are the usual traces of tramway beds surviving as earthworks.

No evidence.

There is much evidence of manual processing in the form of crushed rock and tailings heaps. Traces of ore bins and a picking/washing floor can be seen.

Other features
There are foundations of a small mine office.

This HTML page is reproduced from the Powys and Clwyd Metal Mine Surveys which were undertaken between May 1992 and December 1993 by Mark Walters and Pat Frost of the Clwyd Powys Archaeological Trust with financial support from Powys County Council, Clwyd County Council and Cadw: Welsh Historic Monuments. Further information about this site is available in CPAT's Regional Historic Environment Record.
Page produced by Rachel Stebbings and Chris Martin.