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Cardiganshire lead mines, records

Reference code(s): GB 0210 CARLEANES

Held at: National Library of Wales

Title: Cardiganshire Lead Mines Records

Short Title: Cardiganshire lead mines, records

Creation date(s): 1847-1937

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 0.009 cubic metres (1 box)

Name of creator(s): Cardiganshire Lead Mining Companies


Administrative/Biographical history: The Geological Survey of Great Britain was formed in 1835. Its functions included the mapping of mineral deposits, recording of mine working, and the gathering of annual statistics of mineral production. In the course of this work, it acquired papers, plans and engineer's reports on mines, including some relating to Cardiganshire lead and lead-silver mines. In 1984, the GSGB was re-named the British Geological Survey.


Scope and content/abstract: Miscellaneous papers and plans relating to lead mining companies, Cardiganshire, 1847-1937, acquired by the British Geological Survey.


Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: documents; and plans and maps.

Conditions governing access: Readers consulting modern papers in the National Library of Wales are required to sign the 'Modern papers - data protection' form.

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright regulations apply.

Finding aids: A hard copy of the catalogue is available in Minor Lists and Summaries 1989, pp. 7-9, at the National Library of Wales. The catalogue is available online.

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Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records have been retained

Accruals: Accruals are not expected

Archival history: The papers were formerly kept by the British Geological Survey.

Immediate source of acquisition: Donated by the British Geological Survey, Llanfarian, Aberystwyth per R. A. B. Bazley, in 1989.



Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds

Archivist's note: Compiled by Annette Strauch for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: NLW, Minor Lists and Summaries 1989.

Rules or conventions: This description follows ANW guidelines based on ISAD(G) second edition, AACR2, and LCSH

Date(s) of descriptions: May 2003

Lead mines and mining | Wales | Ceredigion
Mines and mineral resources | Wales

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British Geological Survey

Cardiganshire (Wales)

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