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Welsh Gold mine that made Diana's ring reopens after nearly 20 years

January 3, 2018 12:18 AM
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The Welsh gold mine that produced Princess Diana’s wedding ring is set to reopen after nearly 20 years.

The Clogau St David’s mine in North Wales produced three generations of Royals’ rings but closed in 1998 as the gold ran out.

Alba Mineral Resources has bought a 49 per cent stake in Gold Mines of Wales Limited, and hopes to reopen the mine.

Alba chief executive George Frangeskides said: ‘The opportunity presented by this project is pretty unique – high grade gold in the heart of the UK.

As well as Princess Diana’s gold band in 1981, the mine in Bontddu produced the Queen’s wedding ring in 1947, the Queen Mother’s in 1923, Princess Margaret’s in 1960 and the Princess Royal’s in 1973.

Also read: How Diana was NOT alone living in the shadow of Camilla


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