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Silver Mine of Urbei

Domaine(s) : Geology

Region : Alsace


The silver mine named Theophile Mine is very original as you will see its narrow tunnels where two people could not cross. The rails of small trucks called the dogs of mine run on the ground everywhere in the mine.


An hour is enough to rush into the mine.

Several interesting mines open to the visits are present in the region.
Among the various ones, the visit of Sainte Marie-aux-Mines is recommended, located at less than 30 km, or in the other direction, the iron mine of the Framont located approximately 30km as well. Disclaimer : The management team of the destination has the possibility to change the opening days and hours without prior communication.


The miners could dig for several years without finding a single vein of silver.
This precious metal is in a white rock sometimes mixed with copper or lead.


La mine Theophile, 67220 Urbeis

N 48°19'35'', E 07°13'28''

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