Loos Koboltgruva

Loos Cobalt Mine


Useful Information

Location: Loos
Open: Summer dialy 10-17.
[2007]
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Classification:  Cobalt Mine  Nickel Mine
Light: electric.
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Address: Loos Koboltgruva, Gruvbyn, 82050 Loos, Tel: +46-657-10533, Cell: +46-705619729, Fax: +46-657-10480. E-mail: contact
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Last update:$Date: 2015/08/30 21:58:19 $

History

 
1736mine opened.
1751element nickel discovered in ore from this mine.
1773mine closed.

Geology


Description

The Loos Koboltgruva (Loos Cobalt Mine) was opened by Henrik Kalmeter from Falun. There are underground tours, a slide show, a mining exhibition, and a mineral collection.

Loos hase become a part of science history, when in 1751 the element nickel was discovered in ore from this mine. It was probably gersdorffite (NiAsS), one of about 40 minerals found here. This is not clear as the mineral gersdorffite was named much later, around 1842 after Herr von Gersdorff, the owner of the Schladming Mine, Austria.


See also


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