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Mining in North Wales, Rob Vernon

Geology Talk: Mining in North Wales, Rob Vernon - Via Zoom or YouTube live streaming
with The Warwickshire Geological Conservation Group (WGCG)

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.

Guests, visitors & new members are always welcome • Know nothing? That's fine! • Any level of interest or knowledge or experience in geology is welcome • Come along, take look, give it a try
It’s Free! It’s a Zoom Talk - You are invited to a Zoom meeting: 19 Aug 20
Talk starts promptly at 7:30 pm
You can join the meeting from 7:15 pm i.e., up to 15 minutes beforehand.
Please Register in advance, ASAP, with this link:

After registering, you will receive an email containing info for joining the meeting with a link for use on the night.

Queries and Enquiries to:
Virtual Event here  
Zoom Geology Talk starts promptly: 7:30 pm, 19 Aug 20 Pls Register ASAP in advance, Go to page link
Wed 19 Aug 2020
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