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Amlwch Anglesey Wales
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Parys Mountain dominates the landscape around the small town of Amlwch in the north of Anglesey, North Wales. Although known as Parys Mountain, or Mynydd Parys in Welsh, at 147m it is more of a hill than a mountain. And rather than being a popular location for hill walkers it is best known as the site of the Anglesey Copper Mines that are believed to have been worked since the Bronze age, 3500 year's ago, through the Roman occupation of Britain, and, during the 18th and 19th Century, they were the largest copper mines in the world. The underground workings were last mined in the early part of the 20th century. Since 1988, Anglesey Mining plc, which owns the western part of the mountain has discovered resources of 6,500,000 tonnes containing 10% combined zinc, lead, copper with some silver and gold and has permits and a plan to restart mining operations at 350,000 tonnes per year.|These plans seem to be on hold as of 2009 and the mountain is now visited more by tourists and amateur caving enthusiasts than miners. There is a waymarked trail around the mountain, which affords views of Amlwch and the north of Anglesey.
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