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Author Assif
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#1 | Posted: 9 Dec 2015 11:55 
Mines (19)

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Banska Stiavnica
Blaenavon
Cornwall and West Devon
Falun
Guanajuato
Mercury
Iwami Ginzan
Kutna Hora
Las Medulas
Wallonia mining
Spiennes
Calais mining
Potosi
Roeros
Goslar
Sewell
Wieliczka
Zacatecas
Zollverein

Author elsslots
Admin
#2 | Posted: 9 Dec 2015 12:44 
I'd go for:

Falun - for its long and influential history as a copper mine (also proposed in Industrial category)
Kutna Hora - silver mine in an European setting (also for its historic town)
Potosí - silver mine in a colonial setting (also for its historic town)
Wieliczka - iconic salt mine & representation of early tourism
Zollverein - to represent the heavy industries in the Ruhrgebiet

Author meltwaterfalls
Partaker
#3 | Posted: 9 Dec 2015 13:25 | Edited by: meltwaterfalls 
I think I am in agreement with Els there, though I wouldn't say I was really excited about Falun, but the reasoning is sound.

Guanajuato - I'm trying to think if it can get a place here, or whether Potosi covers the same ground better. However, the urban landscape is impressive and unique (better than Kutna Hora in my view), the churches up in Valenciana show the extreme wealth being pulled out of the ground next to it and also it is just a brilliant, brilliant place to visit.

Of the none standard ones. (though I'm not going to stand up for them too much):
Las Medulas - perhaps worthy of consideration for showing the after effects of mining?
Spiennes - is a pretty unique site in terms of it's age, so I will show it a little love.

Author Assif
Partaker
#4 | Posted: 9 Dec 2015 14:04 | Edited by: Assif 
I would certainly back Els on:
Potosi
Wieliczka
Zollverein
On Spiennes I agree with meltwaterfalls.
I would additionally suggest:
Cornwall for its impact on mining technique worldwide and Goslar on its unique use of water power.
Maybe for Calais for its accompanying industrial architecture.

Author kkanekahn
Partaker
#5 | Posted: 9 Dec 2015 14:34 
Cornwall
Kutna Hora
Spiennes
Potosi

Author fr4nc1sc4
Partaker
#6 | Posted: 9 Dec 2015 20:05 
My selection:

Cornwall and West Devon
Calais mining
Wieliczka

Author fr4nc1sc4
Partaker
#7 | Posted: 9 Dec 2015 20:05 
My selection:

Cornwall and West Devon
Calais mining
Wieliczka

Author kanfil
Partaker
#8 | Posted: 10 Dec 2015 01:57 
My selection:
Cornwall and West Devon
Spiennes
Potosi
Wieliczka
Zollverein

Author elsslots
Admin
#9 | Posted: 14 Dec 2015 13:56 
Summarizing:

Banska Stiavnica
Blaenavon
Cornwall and West Devon - impact on mining technique worldwide
Falun - for its long and influential history as a copper mine
Guanajuato
Mercury
Iwami Ginzan
Kutna Hora - silver mine in an European setting (also for its historic town)
Las Medulas
Wallonia mining
Spiennes - pretty unique site in terms of its age
Calais mining
Potosi - silver mine in a colonial setting (also for its historic town)
Roeros
Goslar
Sewell
Wieliczka - iconic salt mine & representation of early tourism
Zacatecas
Zollverein - to represent the heavy industries in the Ruhrgebiet

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