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.

Connected Sites

Site Rationale Link
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 flint mines 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
Røros Olav's Mine
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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