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Start date: Dec 31, 2008, End date: Dec 30, 2012 PROJECT  FINISHED 

The project brings together former mining regions who wish to preserve and promote their patrimony in order to create new sources of wealth. It will allow the creation of a network and the practical tools required for the development of mining-heritage sites. It will allow the creation of new preservation tools and the promotion of mining patrimony. Achievements: Atlanterra is a European-funded project that brings together ten project partners from France, Republic of Ireland, Portugal, Spain and Wales to co-operate in the preservation and promotion of their shared mining heritage along the Atlantic Coast. Each of the project partners involved is working within an area which has been affected by the closure of mining or quarrying operations during the 20th century. The recording of the associated cultural history and archaeology before it is lost is central to the aims of the project. The Royal Commission has been responsible for providing the technical support to the other project partners regarding surveying, recording and reconstruction through the computer animation of abandoned mine and quarry sites and their associated infrastructure.As part of the project the Royal Commission has already undertaken surveys of the Maenofferen slate quarry near Blaenau Ffestiniog and the Mynydd Nodol manganese mine near Bala and further surveys will be carried out during 2012. Computer animation reconstructions of the three different types of slate mining have been commissioned and will be made available to the public on their completion.To follow the progress of the project check the Royal Commission website or follow us on the Royal Commission blog.
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  • 2007 - 2013 Atlantic Area
  • Project on KEEP Platform
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