At one of Aiako Harria Natural Park’s entrance hall, anchored at mountains geological conditions, it’s located Arditurri Mine Land.
It offers a resounding mine landscape, which in surface, it shows impressive rubble dumpsites, open-cast quarries, oblique drafts and esplanades, mine’s entrances, exploitation’s old buildings and even railway’s course that allowed carrying the mineral to the Pasaia’s Port, nowadays turned into a footpath. In the subsoil the works are more extensive, with tens of kilometres of galleries, divided in a net of different labour and extraction areas
The ones of Arditurri are one of the few mining galleries that have been worked since 2000 years in a continuous way.
At present mine land environment has been recovered, after more than 20 years of inactivity, since the Real Compañía Asturiana de Minas gave up working the wealthy mines of Arditurri.
Arditurri Mine Land
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