The enormous mining excavation known as the Great Pit at Falun is the most striking feature of a landscape that illustrates the activity of copper production in this region since at least the 13th century. The 17th-century planned town of Falun with its many fine historic buildings, together with the industrial and domestic remains of a number of settlements spread over a wide area of the Dalarna region, provide a vivid picture of what was for centuries one of the world's most important mining areas.

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Mining Area of the Great Copper Mountain in Falun

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DATA

Region
Europe
Country
Sweden 
Category
Cultural
Name
Mining Area of the Great Copper Mountain in Falun
Selection Criteria (?)
(ii)(iii)(v)
Year of Registered
2001
Keyword
Mining Site, Mountain, Registered in 2001