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Penrhyn Slate Quarry, Bethesda, Gwynedd, Wales, UK

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 53° 9' 43'' North , 4° 3' 51'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 53.1621236692, -4.06437811779
UK National Grid Reference:SH620648
Other/historical region names associated with this locality:Caernarvonshire
Other regions containing this locality:Snowdonia National Park, Wales, UK


First developed in 1770 by Richard Pennant, who became the first Baron Penrhyn, Penrhyn Quarry, a huge pit a mile long and 1200 ft deep is reputedly the world's largest slate quarry.

Profits from the quarry financed the construction of Penrhyn Castle at nearby Bangor. A feature of the castle is the great four-poster bed of Penrhyn slate, which weighs four tons.

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9 valid minerals.

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References

Bevins, R.E. (1994) A Mineralogy of Wales. National Museum of Wales, Geological Series No. 16. Cardiff.

Green, D.I., Hubbard, N., and Ince, F. (2008) A review of the occurrences of the copper vanadate minerals volborthite and tangeite in the British Isles. Journal of the Russell Society, vol. 11, 54-58.

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