The Catherine and Jane Consols copper mine is an intriguing and mysterious site. It's a little way above the Ffestiniog Railway as the line snakes through the Cae Fali woods before Tan-y-Bwlch -and takes it's name from two lady lessors, the Richards sisters, who held the lease from 1855. Like most metal mines in the area, it was never particularly succesful- it's heyday was in the 1840s, a little before our two ladies came on the scene.
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