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Discovering the Oltre il Colle Mineralogic Museum
The room devoted to mines
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Digging the past to understand the presentThe Mount Arera stays upon Oltre il Colle. In its territory there are hundred of galleries digged by miners during many centuries. The exploitment of zync and lead, that lasted from ancient time to a few years ago, deeply influenced the local economy, and created many traditions. Through the visit to the Museum you can discover the mine, a world with its rules and its organization. The visit show us the mining life from the time of Leonardo da Vinci, who visited the valley, to the 80s, when the plants definitely closed.