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   The Great Orme Exploration Society (GOES)

The Great Orme Exploration Society (GOES) was set up in 1985 by a group of people interested in the exploration and interpretation of the mines on the Great Orme.

The society has many members from all walks of life who are interested in every aspect of the history of Llandudno and its mining heritage.

The Great Orme has been mined for copper for the past 4000 years or so and is covered with the evidence of this activity, there are numerous shafts accessing large underground workings, which the society maintains and extends through exploration and digging. The surface is littered with evidence of the past exploitation of the Orme and new discoveries are continually being made and recorded in the society journal and newsletters.

Membership is not solely confined to those who explore underground but also open to less active persons who are interested in the fascinating heritage of the Orme.

We can be contacted either by attending our informal meetings in the Kings Head, Llandudno on a Thursday night from 9pm onwards or E-mail us for further information.


 This picture is of the Ty-Gwyn Mine tramming adit. It is 534 yards long, driven in the 1840's, mostly through solid rock, It was dug from near the entrance of the present day pier to connect with the Tyn-y-Fron shaft sunk 270 feet from the surface higher up the Orme to the adit level.

The Great Orme Exploration Society (GOES)




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