Ever wondered what Welsh gold looks like when it first comes out of the ground? Well, if you squint hard enough at these images you’ll see traces of gold in them – Welsh gold from the Clogau St. David’s Gold Mine in Bontddu.

The images are from our own archives and were taken in the late 1980s when we first began mining. It was an immensely exciting time for everybody concerned because nobody had any idea just how much Welsh Gold was still left in the mine.

Luckily, there was enough to continue some small scale mining for several years. And of course, a small amount is included in each piece of Clogau Gold jewellery.

Written by Rachel Roberts

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