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Re: Italy, Aosta, Miniere Saint Marcel - Servette-Chuc
« Reply #2 on: February 17, 2021, 01:04:03 PM »
The Servette mineral site, situated in the deep Saint Marcel valley, has a history of pyrite, chalcopyrite and millstone mining that began in Roman times, continued through to medieval times, and was resumed numerous times in the 18thcentury before arriving at modern times. The most significant extractions occurred during the 20thcentury and these have left substantial evidence of this important mineral reality. The site develops at an altitude between 1,720 and 1,850 meters, in a valuable natural and landscape context and is situated in the Mont Avic-Mont Emilius Special Protection Zone , inserted in the Natura 2000 system. The visit itinerary leads to the discovery of the mining activity, including the working of the minerals, the life of the miners and the economic and social implications. Visitors will be taken to see the main points of interest of the site, including the service buildings, the powder kegs, the dormitories, the forge and the handling system of the extractions (the slipway, the Decauville and the cableway “come and go”). The San Giuseppe gallery, with some 80 meters accessible , the San Giacomo gallery, where, thanks to a large entrance, it’s possible to appreciate the importance of millstone extraction in medieval times, and the “1815” the last galleryto be mined before the final closure of the site in 1957. The Servette site includes VIVIMINIERA, a documentation centre that gives the visitor, through reconstruction, environmental setting, films, interactive and multimedia spaces, the mining activities in all the various dimensions.
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Italy, Aosta, Miniere Saint Marcel - Servette-Chuc
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