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.
|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
|Fertőrákosi Kőfejtő, a limestone mine
|Silver. Valenciana Mine (stairs) .
|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 flint mines
|Flint / via a spiral staircase
|Gold, Gallery of Ortellan (walk in along Roman tunnel)
|"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.
|Gold. Mina do Chico Rey - accessible on foot, walk in/out.
|Silver. Cerro Rico (walk in/out)
|Rammelsberg and Goslar
|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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