|Location:||Via Giovanni XXIII 3, Castelnuovo dei Sabbioni|
All year Mon 9:30-12:30, Wed 15:30-18:30,
|Classification:||Coal Mine lignite|
|Light:||Incandescent Electric Light System|
|Address:||Centro di Documentazione delle Miniere di Lignite, Via Papa Giovanni XXIII 3, Cavriglia, Castelnuovo dei Sabbioni, Tel: 0559-678003. E-mail:|
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The Centro di Documentazione delle Miniere di Lignite (Lignite Mines Documentation Centre) shows the history of the mines of Castelnuovo dei Sabbioni. Lignite or brown coal is a low quality coal which contains a lot of water, sulfur, and other organic chemical compounds. It was used primarily for heating. Museo delle Miniere (Mine Museum) is located in a communal building at Castelnuovo dei Sabbioni. The exhibits include tools and materials needed for the excavation of lignite and a mineral collection. There is a library, an archive and a photo library. The most impressive exhibit is a huge block of lignite, the last remains of the lignite deposit as it is exhausted.