Banícka Expozícia Pezinok


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Location: M. R. štefánika 9, 902 01 Pezinok (48.287231, 17.270198)
Open: All year Tue, Thu 14-17.
[2020]
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Classification: SubterraneaMining Museum
Light: electric.
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Photography: allowed
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Address: Banícka Expozícia, M. R. štefánika 9, 902 01 Pezinok, Tel: +421-, Fax: +421-,
Štefan Granec, Tel: +421-905-300-884. E-mail:
Jozef Mišuta, Obrancov mieru 38, 902 01 Pezinok, Tel: +421-904-400-876. E-mail:
Moravčík, Tel: +421-910-381-555.
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History

14th cty first mining activities.
1339 gold mines in the Pezinok district given by King Karol Róbert I (1301-1342) to the Pezinok counts Pezinos, Šebuš and Peter.
01-JUN-1365 lease restored by King Louis I.
1573 Pezinok is no longer listed as a mining town.
1774 Jozef Entzler, a retired mining businessman from Gelnice, revivied the gold mining.
World War I mines closed during World War I.
29-MAR-1939 mines reopened.
1986 Historical Mining Circle founded.
1990s mine closed, begin of security work on mining works.
17-AUG-2002 Malokarpatský banícky spolok founded.
2006 mining company liquidated.

Geology


Description

The Banská expozícia (Mining exposition) of the Malokarpatský banícky spolok (Lesser Carpathian Mining Association) in Pezinok is located in the E. Suchoň Elementary Art School. The exhibition includes objects related to ore mining in Pezinok, old photographs, maps of mining works, and minerals from the Little Carpathians. It also includes an artificial mine tunnel.

The earliest mining was for copper during the Bronze Age in open cast mines. During the middle ages the area was mined for gold, but at some point the mines were closed. Mining was revived in 1774 and was very successful. Beneath gold, antimony, pyrite and were mined.

The museum is operated by the Malokarpatský banícky spolok (Lesser Carpathian Mining Association). It is the successor of the Historického baníckeho krúžku pri závode RB Pezinok (Historical Mining Circle at the RB Pezinok Plant) which was founded in 1989. The association collects historic items and documents and is dedicated to the preservation of mining traditions.

The association also created a mining trail named Banský náučný chodník (BNCH) in 2018. It leads through areas of pyrite and antimony ore mining and marginally touches gold mining. The start is where the mining settlement Zumberg stood in the Middle Ages. The Pezinok spa draws water for its operation from mining works. In the mining field Ferdinand-Karolína pyrite was mined until the 1950s. The pyrite tunnel was dug in 1939. In the ore processing plant the antimony ore was enriched in the first ore flotation plant in Austria-Hungary from 1906. The trail has a length of 6,750m and a vertical range of 156m.