Mines which can be visited underground
WHS containing mines (excluding replicas) which can be visited underground. Indicate name/location within WHS and mineral mined. Also means of entry/exit where known.
|Banska Stiavnica||Copper. Bartlomej Pit (walk in/out), Glanzenberg Mining tunnel (steps)|
|Blaenavon Industrial Landscape||Coal. Big Pit (Original "Cage")|
|Cornwall and West Devon Mining Landscape||Tin, "Poldark Mine" (Originally "Wheal Roots Mine" 18th C workings opened to the public as a "tourist attraction")|
|Falun Great Copper Mountain||Great Pit - copper - can be visited on a guided tour, via stairs down (67m) and there's an elevator up|
|Fertö/Neusiedlersee||Fertőrákosi Kőfejtő, a limestone mine|
|Guanajuato||Silver. Valenciana Mine (stairs) .|
|Hallstatt-Dachstein||Hallstatt Salt Mine: "Two long miners' slides take you deep underground to the mystic salt lake. A mine train returns you safely and comfortably back into the daylight."|
|Heritage of Mercury||Mercury ,Almaden (elevator in, railway out); Idrija part in Slovenia - mercury mine accessible with guide on foot.|
|Iwami Ginzan Silver Mine||Silver, Ryugenju Mabu mine shaft (walk along old tunnel)|
|Krzemionki prehistoric striped flint mining region||Flint / via a spiral staircase|
|Las Medulas||Gold, Gallery of Ortellan (walk in along Roman tunnel)|
|Mammoth Cave||"Thousands of years of occupation by bats who deposited guano in the soil of Mammoth Cave and other area caves made the cave dirt rich with a compound called calcium nitrate. Calcium nitrate is a mineral that can be mixed with other high potassium materials to create potassium nitrate, or saltpetre, as it is more commonly known. Saltpetre is an principal ingredient in black gunpowder."|
|Mining Cultural Landscape Erzgebirge||Hřebečná tin mine (via stairs), and possibly others|
|Mining Sites of Wallonia||Coal. Blegny Mine (cage)|
|Neolithic Flint Mines at Spiennes||Flint. (Vertical ladder)|
|Ombilin Coal Mining Heritage of Sawahlunto||Part of core zone in Sawahlunto town is Museum Situs Lubang Tambang Mbah Suro. It is possible to walk for around 500 meters underground. There are plans to extend that.|
|Ouro Preto||Gold. Mina do Chico Rey - accessible on foot, walk in/out.|
|Potosi||Silver. Cerro Rico (walk in/out)|
|Rammelsberg and Goslar||Zink/Lead, Rammelsberg|
|Roșia Montană||At Rosia Montana Gold Mining Museum|
|Tarnowskie Góry Lead-Silver-Zinc Mine||Lead/Silver. (modern elevator); Black Trout Adit (Sztolnia Czarnego Pstrąga) - different part of the site - can be reached by stairs and an underground river by boat|
|The Slate Landscape of Northwest Wales||Llechwedd Slayte caverns|
|Wieliczka and Bochnia Royal Salt Mines||Salt. Wieliczka (Tourist route - normally stairs in, Miners route - elevator) and Bochnia Mine (Cage)|
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