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Mine Gianna: a jump back in history

Fish mouthed tub
Fish mouthed tub
© Archivio Ecomuseo delle Miniere e della Val Germanasca (Photo: Serena Maccari)
The wagons full of extracted material reached the level" Gianna" through winzes and slants or through the elevator; the talc came directly through slides provided with ending hoppers.

To pour the talc in such slides, they used special " fish mouthed" carts ,called " calouso", with a tilted side to facilitate the unload.
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