|Location:||In the village Kopparberg.|
|Open:||Summer after appointment at the Tourist Office. |
Adults SEK 40.
|Dimension:||L=150m, T=4°C, VR=700m.|
|Address:||Bondstollen Kopparberg, Tel: +46-, Fax: +46-, Kopparberg Turistbyrå, Gruvstugutorget, Box 43, S-71480 Kopparberg. Tel: +46-580-80555, Fax: +46-580-10439.|
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The ores at Kopparberg are extraordinary. Veins of almost pure copper, silver and gold can be found. There are extraordinary minerals found in the area.
A recent theory about the formation of the unique ores is an ancient meteor which hit the ground west on the town. This meteor brought the high quality ores.
Located in the middle ot the town Kopparberg, the Bondstollen is a 150m long horizontal tunnel which gives access to the central shaft of the mine. The mine below is 700m deep, but not part of the visit.
In the village Kopparberg (Copper Mountain) many old mines can be seen. Most of them are open cast mines, for example the Ekmansgruvan, which is located in the town centrer. Ställbergsgruvan, a 912m deep iron mine, is not accessible to the public. The Gruvparken is a sort of open air museum with several mining related buildings. The Miljömuseerna is a heritage museum with exhibitions on post, photo, shoemakers, goldsmiths, and mining. It is also located in the town center. And at last there is a round trail named Kopparstigen (Copper Trail) which leads vistors around the village, with 28 stops which are described on plates. The trail is 2.5km long and takes about 40 to 90 minutes. All visits may be booked at the Kopparberg Turistbyrå.