Jasujeong

Eonyang Amethyst Cave - Violet Quartz Cave


Useful Information

Location: 3km southeast of Eonyang, near the entrance to Jakcheon Pavilion. Gyeongbu Expressway, use Eonyang I.C., towards Eonyang-eup, use National road No.35 towards Tongdosa, after 5km at Tongdosa Temple turn right.
Open: All year daily 9-18. [2003]
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Classification:  Gem Mine
Light: electric.
Dimension: L=2,500m, Ar=16500m², T=10-14°C.
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Address: Jasujeong, Korea Violet Quartz Industry Tourism Co., Ltd., San4, Gacheon-ri, Sangbuk-myeon, Ulju-gun, Tel: +82-52-254-1515, Tel: +82-52-262-5588.
As far as we know this information was accurate when it was published (see years in brackets), but may have changed since then.
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Last update:$Date: 2015/08/30 21:56:36 $

History

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1910-45illegal mining in the cave.

Description

The area around Eonyang is famous for its amethyst, a violet variety of quartz crystals. In about 50 mines the semi precious mineral was mined for centuries. One of the mines, Jasujeong, a huge system with two different levels, is no open for the public.


See also


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