The Vintjärn Mines

Address: 790 23 Svärdsjö Show map

Address: 790 23 Svärdsjö

Vintjärn`s mining field was discovered 1725. The same year the formation of a company took place, to be able to make use of their discoveries. The year 1731 "Stora Kopparberg" acquired two shares in the mine but not until 1937 did "Stora Kopparberg" become the only owner of the mine.

Vintjärn`s mining field was discovered 1725. The same year the formation of a company took place, to be able to make use of their discoveries. The year 1731 "Stora Kopparberg" acquired two shares in the mine but not until 1937 did "Stora Kopparberg" become the only owner of the mine. Vintjärn provided Svartnäs, and later mainly Åg, with iron ore. In 1979 the mining came to an end. Today we have pits, a ledge, one old miner`s working-class home, as reminders of the olden times. Olov Andersson, the one who 1725 made the discovery, has got a memorial.

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