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Val Graveglia Mines

Gambatesa Mine
Gambatesa Mine

The extraordinary mineralogical richness of Val Graveglia gave birth to a flourishing mining activity which has continued until recent times. The Park has accomplished a project of recovery of the abandoned mines and the preparation of a mineralogical museum in Reppia, in order to preserve the local historical memory. Gambatesa mine can be visited thanks to the refurbishment of the equipment which was once used for the extraction of the manganese and for the miners' safety. Besides the minerals useful in manufacturing processes such as braunite, which gives high-return manganese, very rare minerals like tinzenite or tiragalloite have been found.

For information: tel. 0185/338876 - e-mail

Province: Genoa Region: Liguria

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