Mining UK Shropshire and Staffordshire [USED] The Mines of Llanymynech Hill

[USED] The Mines of Llanymynech Hill

[USED] The Mines of Llanymynech Hill
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D R Adams A4 60pp

Produced as a Account 14 of the Shropshire Caving and Mining Club in 1970 and edited and updated by AJ Pearce in 1992. Whilst Llanymynech Hill is best known for the extensive quarrying for limestone which took place in the late 19th century, there are several mining sites on the top of the hill, the most well known of which is known as Ogof (Welsh for cave). Having been mistaken for a cave in the past, it is in fact the entrance to very early mine workings. These date back to at least Roman times and possibly even the Bronze Age. Originally exploited for copper which is believed to have been smelted on site, the deposits were soon exhausted and later operations were mainly for lead and zinc.
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