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On a recent visit to Anglesey (North Wales) we spent a few happy hours exploring Parys Mountain, which is a really beautiful place. It's so colourful, which comes from the copper within it - it was once the main copper supplier for the world. (see website extract below).

From: http://www.angleseymining.co.uk/parysmountain/HomeParys.htm

"Parys Mountain is a special place, which has fascinated visitors for hundreds of years. Recent discoveries are pushing back the frontiers of knowledge of its early occupants as more evidence for early bronze age working of the mine is identified.

"The rocks of Parys Mountain originated as muds in the margins of a sea basin around 440 million years ago.

"This copper dominated the world's markets in the 1780s. It was used to sheath the admiralty's wooden ships of war, in order to prevent the growth of seaweed and barnacles and to prevent boring by worms."
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Oct 31 2009 20:40 GMT MargNZ
Interesting place and a great series Pam .Thank you for the information :))
Nov 01 2009 09:26 GMT nzshutter PRO
Great landscape Pam. Almost looks like a moonscape. :-)
Nov 01 2009 14:38 GMT Pam
Robin, I believe it has been used in a Dr Who episode, so others think the same as you!
Nov 03 2009 18:31 GMT soldier
Amazing view!!!!

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