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Moel Fadian

Moel Fadian lies in the community of Cadfarch in the county of Powys. It is located at Ordnance Survey national grid reference SN8298094850. The mine is recorded in the CPAT Historic Environment Record as number 18991 and this number should be quoted in all correspondence.

Copper trials (1870s/1954)

A single east-west lode has been worked in Silurian Gwestyn Formation rocks. There is chalcopyrite mineralisation in a quartz gangue.

There is a single level with a winze and stoping at SN83009480. There are trial cuts on the hillside above.

There is an earthwork tramway track bed running out of the adit to the spoil heap.

No evidence.

A single pile of extracted ore survives on the surface above the mine.

Other features
No evidence.

The mine lies in a very inaccessible position deep within a ravine at the head of Afon Dulas. The only surface evidence is a single level, now almost blocked, on the N side of the stream about 10m above it at SN 82989485. (CPAT 2001)

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.