Gold mine lease under dispute

The Crown Estate Commissioners are fighting to re-possess a north Wales gold and silver mine from Snowdonia Leisure and are seeking forfeiture of a 31-year lease between them and Snowdonia. The writ says that the 115 acre site contains gold and silver ore. The commissioners will seek possession of "all mines, quarries, beds and veins of gold or other minerals" on the site and possession of 6.25 acres of adjoining land along with arrears of royalties. No sum has been fixed in respect of the royalties claim.