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Great Copper Mountain (Stora Kopparberget)

Great Copper Mountain

 

 

 

Location: Falun, Dalarna province  Map

 

 

 

Description of Great Copper Mountain

Great Copper Mountain in Falun region of Sweden is a historic abandoned complex that was used for extraction of copper. Today Great Copper Mountain is a recognized UNESCO World Heritage Site due to its historical importance. Great Copper Mountain started yielding its copper deposits as early as the 9th century AD. The extraction continued until 1992 funding many of the wars that Sweden fought in Europe. Some historians estimated that at times Great Copper Mountain provided up to two thirds of all copper produced in Europe. City of Falun that grew around the Great Pit as its was known still has many of the original 17th and 18th century houses that were constructed during boom years of copper extraction.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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