Copper as a tourist destination?
Here are some sites to learn more about copper:
The Allihies Copper Mine Museum in Cork, Ireland, on copper mining at the beginning of the industrial revolution:
The Arizona Copper Art Museum in Clarkdale, AZ (US), "connecting copper to world legends and art":
The Ashio Copper Mine operated since the time of the Shoguns, located near the city of Nikko (Japan):
Codelco's Virtual Museum looking 50 years back on forward on copper's (hi)story: https://museocodelco.cl/
The Copper Museum by Lafarga including a tour of an operational copper plant near Barcelona (Spain): https://www.lafarga.es/en/the-group/the-copper-museum/introduction
Falu Gruva in Falun (Sweden) with a thousand years of history and a UNESCO World Heritage Site: https://www.falugruva.se/en/
The Kennecott Visitor Center in Kennecott, AK (US), definitely off the beaten track.
The Mineral Museum of the Great Lakes Region in Houghton, MI (US), displaying a.o. the world's largest known block of native copper weighing 19 tonnes (about 2 cubic meters):
The Queen Mine Tour in Bisbee, AZ (US): visit a closed underground copper mine: https://www.queenminetour.com/
A day trip to the Sewell Mining Town in Machali (Chile) - a day trip out of Santiago to visit a UNESCO World Heritage Site: https://whc.unesco.org/en/list/1214/
A historic Stolzembourg copper mine that operated 500 years (Luxembourg): https://www.stolzembourg.lu/kupfermine/
Sygun copper mine in Beddgelert (UK) - an underground copper mine in Wales:
The World Museum of Mining in Butte, MT (US): https://miningmuseum.org/
Last update: April 21, 2023
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