Bronze Age Mines in England
A. Bradda Head, Isle Of Man -
D. New evidence for Bronze Age tin mining in Cornwall – the dating of the Carnon Valley antler pick in Truro Museum
The Early Mines Research Group was formed in 1988 by a group of specialist mining
historians, geologists, archaeologists and archaeo-
For more than 20 years members of the group have carried out surveys and archaeological
excavations which have resulted in the discovery of twelve Early Bronze Age copper
mines, nine of which are to be found within the Cambrian Mountains of mid-
The group has also carried out work on Roman and Medieval mines and lead smelting sites in addition to undertaking a programme of experimental archaeology designed to investigate the techniques of prehistoric mining and smelting.
Members of the excavation and research team have worked on other early mining investigations both in Britain and around the world.
EMRG members have published accounts within popular and scientific journals.
Excavations and Survey of Early Bronze Age mines in Wales
2. Great Orme
7. Ogof Wyddon
8. Panteidal -
9. Pen Cerrig Mwyn -
10. Ogof Llanymynech -
11. Tyn y Fron
12. Twll y mwyn
Excavations and Survey of Early Bronze Age Mines in England
This website was made possible by a grant from the Cambrian Archaeology Association
The Banc Tynddol gold disc
In 2002 EMRG discovered an unusual find: a Copper Age/ Early Bronze Age Bell Beaker gold foil ornament, popularly referred to as a ‘sun disc’.
19th century lead mine dressing floors
Industrial Archaeology in Mid-
Fireset mining in the Forest of Dean
A survey and excavation also took place, at the Great Doward Iron Mine (Pancake Mine) in the Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire in 2017.