Långbans gruvor

Langban Mines - Langban Mining Village

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Location: Långban, 15 km north of Filipstad.
Open: 06-JUN to 28-AUG daily 10-18. Four tour per day. [2005]
Classification: MineIron Mine
Light: LightIncandescent Electric Light System
Guided tours:  
Bibliography: K. Boström, H. Rydell, O. Joensuu (1979): Långban - An exhalative sedimentary deposit? Economic Geology: 74: 1002-1011.
F. Blatter (1997): Bergbau in Langban, Sweden. Aufschluss 48 (2), 97-123. (in German).
D. Holtstam, J. Langhof, eds. (1999): Langban: The mines, their minerals, geology and explorers Swedish Museum of Natural History and Raster Förlag, Stockholm & Chr. Weise Verlag, Munich, 216 pp.
Address: Långbans gruvor, Langbans, Tel: +46-590-22115 or +46-590-22181.
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The iron ores at Långban are skarns, manganese-iron with an extremely complex structure, metamorphized and neighboured by pegmatites. This results in an extreme amount of different minerals found in this mine. Of about 300 minerals found her, 30 minerals are found only here, which means this is the locus typicus (type locale) and the only known location. There are two more similar but less important deposits at Jakobsberg and Harstigen, which are related to Långban.


The Langbans Mining Village includes numerous attraction. First there is Långbans gruvor (Langban Mine), which may be visited on guided tours. In the mining village are three different exhibitions, one of course about local minerals. There are two tours daily for the village itself and another two tours for the blast furnace. The Langbans Inn offers excellent food, so this is a place to stay the whole day.