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Cefn Coch

Cefn Coch lies in the community of Llanwrtyd Wells in the county of Powys. It is located at Ordnance Survey national grid reference SN84005355. The mine is recorded in the CPAT Historic Environment Record as number 5518 and this number should be quoted in all correspondence.

Lead /Copper (1860s)

The lode strikes north-south in Silurian grits and mudstones with galena, chalcopyrite and pyrite mineralisation.

These consist of a shaft at SN53578402 and a trial or deep adit at the foot of the hill.

Some short earthwork tramway beds can be seen running out onto the spoil tips from the level.

A wheelpit for the recorded 9x2ft diam. pumping wheel is visible.

An ore bin can still be seen and there is much evidence for manual dressing in the form of fine tailings and sorted crushed rock.

Other features
No evidence.

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.