Rusty barrel in the lake at Cwmorthin Slate Quarry a substantial disused slate mine found on the shores of Llyn Cwmorthin above the town of Blaenau Ffestiniog, North Wales, UK. One of a number of slate mines that circle the town, most of which were enormous enterprises in their day. It has a long and complex history beginning in the early 1800’s, with heavy underground development starting around 1860

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