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The Clogau Gold mines near Barmouth in North Wales are world famous. Gold extraction was on a small scale, the gold never being very plentiful. In 1964 I went to the mine and was taken underground and saw gold on quartz ready to be removed from the mine. Currently the mine is closed although Clogau gold is advertised on TV using extracted stocks. KH

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Keywords:barmouth, bontddu, clogau, cymru, dolgellau, gold, gold mines, minerals, mining, st david's, vigra, wales

HRS 4221 Bontddu, Clogau St Davids Vigra Gold mine 1960s

HRS 4221 Bontddu, Clogau St Davids Vigra Gold mine 1960s

HRS 4244 Bontddu, Clogau Gold Mine, old and new

HRS 4244 Bontddu, Clogau Gold Mine, old and new

HRS 4239 Bontddu, Clogau mine rails 2008

HRS 4239 Bontddu, Clogau mine rails 2008

HRS 4240 Bontddu, Clogau mine, steel rails

HRS 4240 Bontddu, Clogau mine, steel rails

HRS 4241 Bontddu, Clogau St David's mine bridge

HRS 4241 Bontddu, Clogau St David's mine bridge

HRS 4242 Bontddu, Clogau Gold Mine, old crushing circle

HRS 4242 Bontddu, Clogau Gold Mine, old crushing circle

HRS 4243 Bontddu, trees fallen across Afon Llechen

HRS 4243 Bontddu, trees fallen across Afon Llechen

HRS 5326 Bontddu Clogau St David's Gold Mine 1964

HRS 5326 Bontddu Clogau St David's Gold Mine 1964