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Great Orme Copper mining dates back to the Bronze Age. The mining area is internationally important both in archaeological, and geological terms. Situated in the Carboniferous limestone of the spectacular Great Orme headland at Llandudno, in North Wales, the mines are open to the public. Contact: http://www.greatormemines.info/ for further information.

Categories & Keywords
Category:Travel and Places
Subcategory:Europe
Subcategory Detail:United Kingdom
Keywords:archaeology, bronze age, carboniferous, conwy, copper, cymru, geology, great orme, limestone, llandudno, mining, wales

HRS 2544 Great Orme Copper Mines stone tool 2003

HRS 2544 Great Orme Copper Mines stone tool 2003

HRS 4253 Great Orme, Mine spoil near lighthouse 2002

HRS 4253 Great Orme, Mine spoil near lighthouse 2002

HRS 4252 Great Orme, Brannock rod pit 2002

HRS 4252 Great Orme, Brannock rod pit 2002

HRS 4253 Brannock rod pits Great Orme 2002

HRS 4253 Brannock rod pits Great Orme 2002

HRS 4255 Great Orme, Cave widened by mining 2002

HRS 4255 Great Orme, Cave widened by mining  2002

HRS 5007 Great Orme Copper Mines winding engine c 1860

HRS 5007 Great Orme Copper Mines winding engine c 1860

Copper chalcopyrite Great Orme Copper Mines, Llandudno

Copper chalcopyrite Great Orme Copper Mines, Llandudno

Great Orme copper mines general view

Great Orme copper mines general view