Puche Riart, Octavio and Mazadiego Martínez, Luis Felipe and Jordá Bordehore, Luis
Mercury mining museum.
"CIM Bulletin", v. 96
Mercury mining districts have recently been the site of intense cultural activities, for example: at Abbadia San Salvatore, where the Italian mercury mines of Monte Amiata are located, the first Congress on Preservation of Mining Heritage in Italy1 was held on November 15, 1991; in Almadén, the First Scientific Session of the Spanish Society for the Protection of the Geological and Mining Heritage2 took place on October 21-22, 1996; and the sixth International Symposium on Cultural Heritage in Geosciences, Mining and Metallurgy in Idria, Slovenia, was held on June 17-21, 2002. The main mercury mines in the western countries were transformed into museums. The most remarkable one is in Idria, Slovenia, which is a candidate for UNESCO’s World Heritage List. Table 1 gives the world mercury production during the life of the mines