The New Mine

So what happened after the new mine was opened in 1954 and the old mine featured in the last post was closed? Well, mining continued all the way until 1989, when enough copper had been extracted. In May that year the mine was closed. They dismantled the machinery either for the museum, resale or justContinue reading “The New Mine”

The Old Mine

This is an old mine built in the 1920’s. Technically it isn’t abandoned. But it is interesting enough to be featured in my blog. In 1908 a bay in Rääkkylä, Northern Karelia, was being made deeper. They found a large rock rich with copper, so they started searching the area for the vein. They foundContinue reading “The Old Mine”