Friday, 28 May 2010

Dolaucothi Gold Mines

Another recent visit was to this Welsh Gold Mine overlooking the Cothi Valley. This is now owned by the National Trust and was worked by the Romans over 2000 years ago. It is also called the Ogofau Pit.
Welsh gold is famous for being used in the wedding rings of royalty. It is very soft and has a beautiful pink hue, quite different from the usual 18ct bright gold colour.

View over the valley towards some of the original Roman workings.

Yes, someone brought their dog, who was very pleased to be allowed to go underground!

Suit's you Missus!

Gosh, he's a handsome miner!

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