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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...


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tesla
  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
This word is named for Nikola Tesla, the inventor, engineer, and futurist.