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Mr Monkey in Aberystwyth

"It's not the dark that's a problem, it's the dripping"

Mr Monkey in a lead mine tunnel Mr Monkey examining a pair of waterwheels

Mr Monkey found out that lead mines are very damp, and, if your guide suggests everyone turn their helmet lamps off, very dark. After the underground tour, he examined the remains of the mine machinery. These two waterwheels powered the machines that crushed lead ore, and worked the drainage pump for the lowest level.

You can read about the mine at the Llywernog Silver-Lead Mine website.

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