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Tarnowskie Góry Lead-Silver-Zinc Mine and its Underground Water Management System
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Type of site: Cultural
Date: 19th century
Date of Inscription: 2017
Location: Europe, Poland, Upper Silesia
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Description: Located in Upper Silesia, in southern Poland, one of the main mining areas of central Europe, the site includes the entire underground mine with adits, shafts, galleries and water management system. Most of the site is situated underground while the surface mining topography features the remains of the 19th century steam water pumping station, which testifies to continuous efforts over three centuries to drain the underground extraction zone. It has made it possible to use undesirable water from the mines to supply towns and industry. Tarnowskie Góry represents a significant contribution to the global production of lead and zinc. --WHMNet's description is from WHC Site, where additional information is available. CC BY-SA 3.0.
  The Historic Silver Mine, (Polish: Zabytkowa Kopalnia Srebra), is a mining museum in Tarnowskie Góry, in Silesia in Poland. The mine and the neighbouring Black Trout Adit are remnants of a silver mining industry. The museum is an Anchor point on the European Route of Industrial Heritage. It also joins Szlak Zabytków Techniki , TICCIH, Silesian Tourist Organization. --Wikipedia. Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License. CC BY-SA 3.0.
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Reference: 1. UNESCO World Heritage Center ( 2. Wikipedia. CC-BY-SA IGO 3.0
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