Mines

The following trips feature mines:

BRITAIN

 Jurassic Coast and the Complete Geological Timescale - In Wales we can descend the Big Pit coal mine in the Blaenavon World Heritage Site, visit Parys Mountain in the GeoMon Geopark which was once the world's largest copper mine, the Great Orme prehistoric copper mine, and the Brynteg mine where we can find our own specimens of chaclopyrite and galena.


Morocco

Trilobite Safari - We visit a salt mine in the High Atlas and a mineral specimen mine near Taouz.

South Africa

Gold, Diamonds and Mammal-like Reptiles - We can descend 220 m underground at the Gold Reef Mining Museum, we also visit the Cullinan Diamond mine, the source of the world's biggest diamond.

Wales

Day Trips - We can visit the Big Pit coal mine.


 

Cullinan Diamond Mine - South Africa

Getting ready to descend the Big Pit mine in the National Mining Museum of Wales, Blaenavon World Heritage Site.