|14th cty||three mines active in the area, Emperor Philip the Nice conceeded a group of miners the permission to extract lead and zinc.|
|19th cty||property of the Austro-Hungarian Empire and the Earls Hanckel Von Donnersmarck, half and half.|
|1918||after WWI area annected by Italy, Italian government assigns exctraction concessions to the Society Cave del Predil.|
|1953||mine changes hand various times.|
|1963||becomes property of Italian government, exployted by Azienda Mineraria Metallurgica Italiana (AMMI).|
|1965||becomes property of Friuli Venezia Giulia government.|
|1976||mine not profitable any more, plans to close it.|
|1978-1986||mine conducted by SAMIM.|
Located in a narrow valley of the Julian Alps, the small village Raibl was
always famous for its ores.
After World War I the former Austrian town belonged to Italy, and is today
called Cave del Predil.
Nearby Predil Pass (Raiblpaß) is now the border to Slovenia.
The village is surrounded by the the forest selva di Tarvisio and the impressive
mountains Königsberg and Fünfspitze.
The existence of the small village is completely dependent of the sucess of the