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Llyn y Gadair Slate Quarry 08 - Surviving Shed (1990)

Back down to lake level and the small building by the exit route. This probably had a variety of uses during the quarries lifetime and in 1990 it was being used by a local farmer. Sadly this structure is now totally derelict with the roof completely gone, but the walls and the chimney gable end remain.
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Llyn y Gadair Slate Quarry 09 - Llyn y Gader (1990)

From the Gader Wyllt tips, this is the view over to the Llyn y Gader site showing the boggy terrain surrounding the workings. This was a pit working (flooded since closure) with its final mill built on top of the waste tip by its northern edge. There was also a small quarry into the hillside slightly west of (and above) the pit - the small tips from this can be seen left side of photo.
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Llyn y Gadair Slate Quarry 10 - Waste plateau and Incline (1990)

Standing on the eastern rim of the pit, this view shows the uphaulage incline and two leat embankments that fed two waterwheels - the wheel pits for both of these are still located on the far side of the incline. The incline was a two way type, with a track on the far side lifting from the pit bottom to mill level, then final product was lowered back down on the nearside track to a landing stage at pit top level - this would then leave via a tramway running along a cutting where the trees are (to the right of the old car) and onwards to the exit route. Note; the old car and other rubbish dumped here, have since been cleared.
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Llyn y Gadair Slate Quarry 11 - Incline into pit (1990)

Looking down the incline into the pit with the two wheel pits on the right, each fed by the a leat embankment. One wheel must have pumped the pit while the other was for haulage and mill power. Judging by size of the tip that this incline climbs (plus the sizeable tips into Llyn y Gadair) this pit must be reasonably deep.
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