Tunaberg, 14 km southwest of Nyköping.
From Nyköping take the motorway to Oxelösund, first exit to Buskhyttan, Nävekvarn. At Buskhyttan turn left towards Koppartorp. Signposted.
|Classification:||Copper Mine Cobalt Mine|
|Guided tours:||self guided|
|Address:||Koppartorp, Tel: +46-155-52345, Fax: +46-,|
|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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|1420s||first copper mines opened.|
|1750||start of cobalt mining.|
|1890s||last mine closed.|
Koppartorp is the most interesting mine at Tunaberg Gruvmuseet, a former mining village with dozens of small mines. Tunaberg is not a village anymore, after the last mine closed it became deserted, a ghost town. In summer there is an open air café.
A few buildings, including the church, are still there and can be visited as a sort of open air museum. There are many mines, open casts and underground, which may partly be visited. Be careful when entering old mines, wear sturdy shoes, warm clothes, bring enough light, and if you have, a helmet. There is also the possibility to find some minerals on the waste heaps. The link below has a map in Swedish and English for the most interesting spots.