Monday, 18 June 2018

Mining Area of the Great Copper Mountain in Falun

This was my UNESCO site number 800!

Great Pit and Oscar Shaft Head
This postcard was sent by Doris

The enormous mining excavation known as the Great Pit at Falun is the most striking feature of a landscape that illustrates the activity of copper production in this region since at least the 13th century. The 17th-century planned town of Falun with its many fine historic buildings, together with the industrial and domestic remains of a number of settlements spread over a wide area of the Dalarna region, provide a vivid picture of what was for centuries one of the world's most important mining areas. - in:

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