0 Likes

Copper mine on parys mountain
Wales

There has been a mine at Parys mountain for at least 3500 years.

Rowland Pugh, a local miner, discovered the "Great Lode" on 2 March 1768 and was rewarded with a bottle of whisky and a rent-free house for his lifetime. It's heyday was the 18th and 19th Centuries when there where thousands of workers at the site providing most of the worlds copper. The centre of the mountain has been gouged out, and at one point was one of the biggest man made holes.

Parys Mountain dominated the world's copper market during the 1780s, when the mine was the largest in Europe. The copper from the mine was used to sheath the British Admiralty's wooden ships of war, to prevent the growth of seaweed and barnacles and to protect the wood from attack by shipworms. This increased the speed and manoeuvrability of the vessels, and enabled them to remain at sea for longer as there was less need to return to port for maintenance. It has also claim to fame for providing the copper hulls of the British Navy, in particular HMS Victory at the Battle of Trafalgar, commanded by Admiral Lord Nelson in 1805.

Information taken from

View More »

Copyright: Bernd kronmueller
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 10000x5000
上传: 08/09/2011
更新: 13/08/2014
观看次数:

...


Tags: uk; wales; anglesey; copper; mine; amlwch; united kingdom
comments powered by Disqus

Geoff Mather
Cemaes Anglesey Wales Uk
Ralph Ames
Moelfre - Anglesey
Ralph Ames
Moelfre - Anglesey
Bernd Kronmueller
Red Wharf Bay sailing club, Anglesey
Ralph Ames
Benllech - Anglesey
Gary Davies
Irish Sea ferries, Port of Holyhead
Gary Davies
Irish Ferries' car ferry, Epsilon
Gary Davies
Deck 11, car ferry Ulysses
Bernd Kronmueller
Snowdon mountains and the 2 bridges
Bernd Kronmueller
Burial mound on Anglesey
Hans ter Horst
Penmon Priory, Anglesey
Bernd Kronmueller
Menai Bridge at low tide with iced rocks and algae
sven-kaufmann
Marketplace Coburg
Vil Muhametshin
Ancient Latgalian kids at Araisi lake dwelling site, Latvia
Alan McLean (Albiphotography)
Fairy Glen , Uig , Isle Of Skye
Eric PINEL PESCHARDIERE
PK9 beach of Fakarava
Marcin Klaban
During the Warsaw Uprising
Andrea Biffi
San Carlo by night
Tom Sadowski
Fish Wheel #66 on the Banks of the Copper River, Near Chitina, Alaska
Larry Beasley
The Giant's Causeway, Northern Ireland
Vil Muhametshin
Ice fishing at Lielupe River, Latvia
Vil Muhametshin
Daily life of ancient Latgalian in Araisi dwelling site, Latvia
Romain Calvetti
Parvis du Sacre Coeur, Paris
Colin Ewington
Psychiatric Hospital
Bernd Kronmueller
Penrhyn Castle - Autumn colours
Bernd Kronmueller
Stoa in Athens
Bernd Kronmueller
In the fern
Bernd Kronmueller
Sierp Hilbert construction site
Bernd Kronmueller
Trinity church, Worms, Germany
Bernd Kronmueller
Christ Church college, Oxford
Bernd Kronmueller
Glyder - castle of the winds
Bernd Kronmueller
Cityscape
Bernd Kronmueller
LanXess tower, Cologne
Bernd Kronmueller
View of Snowdon, Garnedd Ugain and the lakes (Glaslyn and Llyn Llydaw)
Bernd Kronmueller
Top of Snowdon, Wales
Bernd Kronmueller
Under Gunnera (giant rhubarb)
More About Wales

Wales (Cymru in the Welsh language) is part of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.  The major cities are Cardiff, Swansea, Newport and Bangor.  The city of St. Davids is the smallest city in the UK with a population around 2000.  Wales itself has a population of around 3 million.  The Welsh language is spoken by around 20% of the population.