Mynydd Gorddu Mine, Bontgoch (Elerch), Ceulanymaesmawr, Ceredigion, Wales, UK
|Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):||52° 27' 22'' North , 3° 57' 37'' West|
|Latitude & Longitude (decimal):||52.45621,-3.96054|
|UK National Grid Reference:||SN668861|
|Other/historical region names associated with this locality:||Dyfed; Cardiganshire|
A small mine located 1.5 kms WSW of Bontgoch, worked a section of the Hafan vein to depth of 46 fathoms below the adit. Trial tenching had been carried out in 1848. In 1870 a rich shoot of galena was found at surface. The mine contiued untill 1884 recorded output is 901 tons of lead ore and 183 tons of zinc ore. The was a short abortive trial in 1881-82.
13 valid minerals.
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433.4 - 443.8 Ma
|Llandovery Rocks (Undifferentiated)|