Sat, 11 Jun|
(SOLD OUT) Silver Mountain Ghost Hunt - Wales
Time & Location
11 Jun 2022, 21:00 – 13 Jun 2022, 02:00
Llywernog, Llywernog, Ponterwyd, Aberystwyth SY23 3AB, UK
About the event
HISTORY OF SILVER MOUNTAIN
Known locally as Gwaith Poole. (Poole’s Minework), the original discovery of the mineral vein was made around the year 1742, during the reign of George III. The names of the original prospectors are not know but they would have possessed a Mining License or ‘Tack Note’ issued by the Agent of the Gogerddan Estate on behalf of Sir Lewis Pryse, the ‘Mineral Lord’. The first workings consisted of two shallow shafts connected by a level driven along the lode. The location of the early trials was in woodland, southwest of the great ‘opencut’; visible on the present ‘Miners Trail’. By 1790, two ‘adits’ or levels were being blasted into the hillside using techniques of hand-drilling and gunpowder charges. Both of those original tunnels are now accessible to visitors.
We will be investigating this location to see what may still live here.