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This area is dedicated to explain to visitors the origins and the importance of the mining sector in Castilla and Leon. The current museum area that is dedicated to mining is just an introduction to the subject, as a second part of the museum is currently being finished, which is entirely dedicated to mining.

 

In order to introduce the visitor to the complex world of mining, the Mine of the Sabero Basin has been used as a reference, as it was the first basin in the community to be exploited and one of the first that suffered the consequences of a conversion. The fact that the museum resides in this territory and that all of the basins share common characteristics allows us to extrapolate its history and characteristics to the rest.

 

A large scale model that represents to scale 50 km2 of the basin, interactively explains all of the processes lived in this territory during a period of 160 years, from the first exploitations in the year 1830 up until the end of the mine in the year 1991.

 

The Basic aspects of mining work: the start-up, the transport and the lighting, are explained using audio-visual materials and a complete collection of tools, which show how these tasks have evolved over time.

 

Along with technical knowledge the museum gives great importance to its sociological aspect, to all of those circumstances that surround the creation of a mining colony, how a territory can be changed when its resources are exploited on a great scale, how an entire social fabric, human, architectural comes out of nowhere….

 

Like this, through explicative panels and photographs, we go through the life of the miner and his environment, the role of the managers and technicians, the creation of a predominant social class, the evolution of the miners housing, etc.

 

 
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Mining Light

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Dynamite, detonator, coal

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Jackhammer