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Aurelia Gold Mine

Gold mining in the area around Zlotoryja dates back to the second half of the 12th century. The largest gold mining boom was in the 12th and 13th centuries. The gold was extracted from the gold-bearing sands or by digging tunnels following the veins rich in gold dust.


An example of this form of mining is the Aurelia Mine, where some of the corridors that were excavated around 1660, in the diabase rock under St Nicholas Mount, form the Underground Tourist Route. There are many secrets connected with the mine, during World War II, for unknown reasons, some of the corridors were closed off by cave-ins. It is also the reason why exploratory work is still being carried out to this day. In 1998, a further 27 metres of the “Karol” Mineshaft were discovered, which are not open to the public. Even though the tourist route is only about 100m in length, it creates a unique atmosphere which makes it particularly interesting for tourists. The Aurelia Gold Mine was opened to the public 1973.

Cultural and Recreational Centre in Zlotoryja
Plac Reymonta 5
59-500 Zlotoryja
Tel. / fax +48 76 878 33 74 (open between the hours of 08.00 and 15.00 for entry bookings)
e-mail: zok@bbk.pl

Tourist Information Centre (Does not accept bookings!)
Tel: +48 76 878 18 73
between 08.00 and 16.00
on Saturdays between 09.00 and 14.00
during the holiday season, the office is also open on Sundays between 09.00 and 14.00

Mine is open from May till October in the following times:
from Wednesday till Saturday, between 09.00 and 16.00 and Sunday between 10.00 and 15.00
NOTE! On Mondays and Tuesdays, the mine closed.
Advance bookings required for organized groups.
Trail length is about 100m.
Tour takes about 20 minutes.
The internal temperature is about 8° C and humidity is about 98%.
The route is electrically illuminated.
The mine shaft is not suitable for people with physical disabilities.
Guided tours only
We recommend comfortable, athletic shoes and warm clothing in the summer.


localization-imgCarte de localisation:

Reymonta 5
59-500 Złotoryja
La latitude et la longitude: 51.1259316,15.9213852

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