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Mines


There are many mines, all over the world, producing any imagineable natural resource. Some are on the surface, like the Big Pit in Utah, USA, but most are deep inside the Earth. Some mines have thousands of years of history, others are very new.

Most of the mines are closed today, because their ore is not valuable enough, to expensive to get or exhausted. And so, in many countries of the world, those mines were reactivated for various puroses.

The most common one is a so called show mine, a sort of realistic museum of mining history, which includes an underground tour. Sometimes the emphasis is more on the museum, sometimes more on the underground tour.

Less common, but still important is the usage for healing. Several old mines are used to cure diseases. Speleotherapy, Radon therapy and simple thermal baths are the most important.


 Alum Mines |  Antimone Mines |  Clay Mines |  Coal Mines |  Cobalt Mines |  Copper Mines |  Diamond Mines |  Emerald Mines |  Stone Age Flint Mines |  Fluorite Mines |  Gem Mines |  Gold Mines |  Graphite Mines |  Iron Mines |  Lead Mines |  Limestone Quarries and Mines |  Magnesite Mines |  Manganese Mines |  Mercury Mines |  Nickel Mines |  Opal Mines |  Quartz Mines |  Sand Mines |  Salt Mines |  Silver Mines |  Slate Mines |  Tin Mines |  Topaz Mines |  Tungsten Mine |  Uranium Mines |  Zinc Mines

 Alluvial Deposit |  Eluvial Deposit |  Diapir |  Hydrothermal Processes

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