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It has been more than 50 years since last miners came up to the surface from the "Bohumír" copper mine consisting of a tunnel dug at the beginning of the 19th century. The tunnel was completely closed in 1970. Thanks to a civic association, a 400-metre long underground loop is now accessible to those who are interested in seeing the mine. Visitors to the mine can see figures of miners at work, the original tools and many other items of those days. It is a good opportunity to show children the way miners worked underground in the past. You can also see the geological structure of the sedimentary deposit as well as the beauties and mysteries of the underground spaces. The mine is also a wintering grounds of strictly protected bats. Therefore, the mine is accessible only between May 1 and September 30. The guided tours take place 4 times a day, at 9 a.m, 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. The underground temperature is around 10°C.

The tour takes approximately an hour. After the visitors to the mine are given a helmet and head lamp, they can see a concrete portal of the mine, old mining sites, trial holes, the space of the former machine shop and miners' tools found here. There are also several places in the mine where the copper-bearing vein is well visible. The first 250 metres of the mine is horizontal, i.e. well accessible even to wheelchairs. Then the loop climbs to a newly dug shaft. Those who are physically fit can get to the surface using five wooden ladders. Those who do not want to use the ladders can get back to the entrance portal using the same way.

In 2016, a new level of the underground labyrinth was open here - approx. 300-meter tunnel. The mine also includes a new photo gallery and an exhibition of mining tools as well as information about the protected bats inhabiting the mine. The board with the information is located at the entrance. Here, you can find out more about their mysterious life cycle. The photo gallery includes historical photographs provided by surviving contemporaries, an original miner's clothes and even some historical documents such as an earning record dating back to 1954.


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Jívka 187, 542 13
Tel.: +420 499 829 842, +420 724 805 646
bohumir@gemec.cz
www.djs-ops.cz


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