Rob will begin with an introduction to the geology of the area before discussing the most important minerals worked (copper lead gold slate coal and a few “miscellanea”). He will then take us on a round trip of the various mining districts including perhaps the best known copper mine in Wales (at Parys Mountain on Anglesey) as well as the Parc lead and zinc mine at Aberconway and the Gilfach copper mine in Caernarvonshire among many others.
Rob worked for 24 years in the U.K. Coal Mining Industry (deep mines) before embarking on research in archaeological prospection at Bradford University where he presented his doctoral thesis on British Sites of Smelting. Since then he has written extensively on Mining History especially of Wales and the Iberian Peninsula and is currently investigating the history of British Mining Technology introduced into Japan during the Meiji Restoration.
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