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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...