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Flooded Welsh mine to reveal its secrets with ROV to capturing video footage for the attraction


A remotely operated vehicle (ROV) is about to uncover some previously forgotten history when it dives down into the hidden depths of an abandoned mine in Ceredigion, Wales.

At the height of production between 1850-1900, the Llywernog Silver-Lead Mine played a valuable role within the Welsh mining industry and much of this heritage has been lost. The mine - which was abandoned in 1910 after 160 years of operation - lies underneath the Silver Mountain Experience, with visitors to the attraction able to explore part of the mine.

Most of the mine however is inaccessible due to flooding, but now management at Silver Mountain have teamed up with Liverpool-based company Underwater Vision to use their technology to explore the mine.

The submersible ROV is fitted with lights and a live-feed video camera that will capture images and video footage to be used in future exhibitions on the site.

Attraction manager Ian Hall said: "Even with the wealth of historical information available about this and other similar mines in the area there is still an air of mystery about just how things were left in the workings when the mines were abandoned and there is much about the old workings that we wish to discover.


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