Dormant Mountain

Parys Mountain pit head. A copper mine that has been worked for ore as far back as the bronze age 4000 years ago. At its height in the late 18th century it dominated the world market, its copper used to sheath British admiralty's wooden ships of war, and even replaced a national shortage of small coin due to its worth. Small scale excavations such as this one have been made since it closed around 100 years ago, but were cut short after the most recent economic crash which sent metal prices tumbling. Even now its doors and machinery remained padlocked in the hope of resurrection.