Where to pan for gold in Wales

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Gold rush Wales

Gold rush Wales

Here are some of the best places to pan for gold in Wales.

Parys Mountain, Anglesey

The mountain has been mined for copper ore since the early Bronze Age, and is one of the few sites in Britain where there is evidence for the prehistoric beginnings of the British metal mining industry. As well as copper, gold has been discovered nearby too.

Parys Mountain, Anglesey

Parys Mountain, Anglesey

Dolgellau, Snowdonia

The town was the centre of a minor gold rush in the 19th century. At one time the local gold mines employed over 500 workers. Clogau St. David’s mine in Bontddu and Gwynfynydd mine in Ganllwyd have also supplied the gold for many royal weddings.

Dolgellau, Snowdonia

Dolgellau, Snowdonia

Dollacothi, Pumpsaint

The area is well known for the Ogofau Gold Mine, but the area has been mined for gold since the Roman times. The River Cothi, near Pumsaint, Carmarthenshire carries a fair amount of gold to be found.

Dolaucothi, Pumpsaint

Dolaucothi, Pumpsaint

Llanfyrnach, Pembrokeshire

The Gold here is well hidden in small pockets, but reports from the 1800’s suggest there is much to be had, you just need to find it.

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If you are interested in Gold Panning, you might be interested in this:

Gold Panning Kit

Gold Panning Kit

Llanfyrnach, Pembrokeshire

Gold Panning Kit

The Mighty Eagle Gold Panning Kit has everything you need to find gold in our rivers and streams.

Simple chores like taking the dog out for a walk, can become gold finding expeditions. The kit has a fully researched and full colour instruction leaflet to help you. More Info

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April 1, 2012 | Treasure hunting | No comment