Parys Mountain, Anglesey


The Welsh island of Anglesey is forever associated with copper mining because of the ore extracted from Parys Mountain, which you'll see in this fascinating drone video by Simon Whittaker.  Parys had been a source of the red metal as long as 4,000 years ago but was essentially dormant for several millennia before being "rediscovered" in the late 1700s.  With the more advanced extraction and refining techniques that were available by then, Parys became (for a time) the world's largest copper mine.  

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    Mike Israel is the founder, President and CEO of AirVuz, LLC. He is an avid drone enthusiast and RC pilot. He is also an enthusiast of geography and history, and loves writing about all of the amazing places where AirVuz community members fly.

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