Monday, October 20, 2014

SWEDEN - Mining Area of the Great Copper Mountain in Falun

"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." -

Thank you so much for this postcard, SusaTiina!

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