Gruvemuseet på Litlabø


Useful Information

Location: At Litlabø, on Stord Island. North of Leirvik, between Leirvik and Sagvåg. E39, signposted.
Open: By appointment, ask at Sunnhordland Folkemuseum. [2005]
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Classification: ExplainCopper Mine, chalcopyrite (cuprous pyrite) ore
Light: electric.
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Address: Gruvemuseet på Litlabø, Sunnhordland Folkemuseum, Museumsbakken, Postboks 51, 5401 Stord, Tel: +47-5341-3899, Fax: +47-5341-3870.
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History

1866 mining started.
1943 attacked by partisans.
1968 mine closed.

Description

This small mining museum shows displays on the history of local copper mining. The mine was commandeered by the German during World War II, and thus it was attacked by partisans in 1943 to prevent copper shipments to Germany. It is not possible to visit the mine.