Results 1 to 4 of 4

Thread: Red Dragon Gold mine - June 2018

  1. #1
    Join Date
    August 2006
    Age
    52
    Posts
    594
    Thanked
    2058

    Default Red Dragon Gold mine - June 2018


    Hi All

    more adventures from around the area of Dinas Mawddwy in mid Wales, this time a proper gold mine..

    The Red Dragon gold mine was begun in 1852, apparently initially as a lead mine. By 1853 a waterwheel and blowing machine had been erected to ventilate an adit, and a carpenter’s and blacksmith’s shop had been erected these building remain in part.

    The mine is almost dead straight with 2 small side passages, at the far end the passage looks like it might of once continued but is now blocked by a roof fall.

    This place is as unstable as hell, we did not hang around too long at the far end.

    Blacksmith shop



    Mine entrance.




    one of the roof fall areas.





    Looking at the far end of the main passage, and what looks like a major roof fall.



    One of the side passages.



    Right that`s it for the Red Dragon Gold mine and before anybody asks I still have to go to work in the morning - so NO we didn`t find any Gold.

    Thanks for looking all comments are most welcome, there are a few more pictures on my FlickR page so head on over too:-
    https://www.flickr.com/photos/newage...57692758871080

    Cheers Newage.
    The Newage Traveller gaining entry so you don`t have to.....

    ----------
    Thanks given by: fluffy5518, HughieD, jcnw27060, jsp77, krela, Luise, Mearing, noiseboy72, oldscrote, psykie, Tigershark

  2.  
     
  3. #2
    Join Date
    January 2013
    Location
    People's Republic of South Yorkshire.
    Posts
    4,216
    Thanked
    8011

    Default


    You certainly struck good there!

    ----------
    Thanks given by: Newage

  4. #3
    Join Date
    December 2008
    Location
    Didcot
    Age
    56
    Posts
    830
    Thanked
    988

    Default


    Mate I think I would have been content with the first mine pic, it's another belter. Never done a gold mine before and yet another not on adit now !! Directions please !! Looks like theres more at Dinas than I imagined !!

    ----------
    Thanks given by: Newage

  5. #4
    Join Date
    February 2007
    Location
    Surrey
    Posts
    2,985
    Thanked
    547

    Default


    Like the shot of the entrance! Interesting looking place, not too stable looking but definitely interesting! Great stuff Newage
    Aversos Compono Animos

    ----------

Similar Threads

  1. Trebartha Lemarne Mine - June 2018
    By mockingbird in forum Underground Sites
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 12th Jun 18, 20:20
  2. Welsh Gold Mine
    By simondjuk in forum Industrial Sites
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 18th Apr 13, 09:03
  3. Cononish Gold Mine, Highlands - June 2009
    By BenCooper in forum Underground Sites
    Replies: 20
    Last Post: 11th Jun 09, 07:14
  4. Scrooge McDuck's gold mine
    By lost in forum Underground Sites
    Replies: 19
    Last Post: 14th Mar 09, 19:37

About us
DerelictPlaces is a forum for people with an interest in the history and documentation of disused, derelict and abandoned buildings to come together and share their experiences, photography and historical findings. Our military, industrial and historical heritage is fast disappearing under the pressure of regeneration, the need for new housing, and often through simple neglect; Our aim is to document these places before they disappear entirely.
Follow us