The Landslide in the Rhymney Valley


THE principal source of the Rhymney River is a copious spring in which the rain-water that has disappeared into numerous swallow-holes, and flowed for some distance underground in the Mountain Limestone, again rises to the surface near the edge of the Millstone Grit. From this point the incipient river flows in the direct line of dip of the strata, that is, in a south-south-easterly direction, across the outcrops of the Millstone Grit, the Lower Shale series, and the Pennant Sandstone series of the South Wales Coalfield. The length of its course on the Millstone Grit is nearly two miles, and on the Lower Shale series five miles.

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