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Latest Dolaucothi Gold Mines Stories

2008-09-12 18:00:27

From Roman times gold was found in the Welsh hills but it was only in the late 19th century that commercial mining began. A mini gold rush provided work for hundreds of hopeful men in about a dozen mines. The early prospectors did strike it rich but most modern-day miners have given up digging for gold. Welsh gold was generally found in two parts of the country. In the north it could be found between Barmouth and Snowdonia, but in the south it was largely confined to a small area...


Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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