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Excavation and survey work carried out by the Early Mines Research Group (EMRG).   

Excavations of Early Bronze Age mines in Wales

1. Parys Mountain

2. Great Orme

3a. Copa Hill, Cwmystwyth

3b. Penparc (West Cwmystwyth)

4. Nantyreira

5. Nantyrarian

6. Llancynfelin

7. Ogof Wyddon

8. Panteidal - undated

9. Pen Cerrig y Mwyn - undated

10.Ogof Llanymynech - undated

11.Tyn y Fron

12.Twll y mwyn

13. Erglodd

14. Nantyricket - uncertain

Early Bronze Age mining in the UK:

A. Bradda Head, Isle Of Man - undated

B. Alderley Edge, Cheshire

C. Ecton Copper Mine, Staffordshire

D. New evidence for Bronze Age tin  mining in Cornwall – the dating of the Carnon Valley antler pick in Truro Museum

Later prehistoric mining:

Darren Camp and mine

Ogof Llanymynech

Nantyricket Mine (Loches y Lladron)

Roman - Medieval mining and hushing in Wales:

Copa Hill, Cwmystwyth

Craig y mwyn

Pen Cerrig y mwyn

Pen Dylife

Roman – Medieval lead smelting

Banc Tynddol, Cwmystwyth

Post-Medieval lead stamping mill

Bonsall’s Mll, Nant-y-onnen, Cmystwyth

19th century lead mine dressing floors

Bronfloyd mine, nr Penrhyncoch, Ceredigion

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The Dates of Bronze Age Copper Mines and Alluvial Tin Mining
Radiocarbon dates from excavated mine sites within the UK, including the 2017 date for the antler pick
from the Carrion Valley, Truro, Cornwall Prehistoric alluvial tin mining,  (P. Marshall, Historic England and
S. Timberlake.)