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Talachddu lies in the community of Felin-fach in the county of Powys. It is located at Ordnance Survey national grid reference SO0840034250. The mine is recorded in the CPAT Historic Environment Record as number 5864 and this number should be quoted in all correspondence.

Lead/Copper (18th century/1819)

A north-south striking vein in Old Red Sandstone, which is a local geological curiosity, contains galena, blende and pyrite together with rare gangue minerals including marcarite, chlorite and pyrrhotite and the ubiquitous calcite deposits in dolomite.

These consist of a run in level and shaft by the stream together with a further short trial level at S007203580, which are possibly those worked by David Mushet the 19th century iron master.

Only a short earthwork tramway bed survives out to the spoil tip.

No evidence.

Manual processing on-site is evidenced by crushed stone and some fine tailings on the dumps.

Other features
No evidence.

The site is very difficult of access due to dense tree cover.

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.