Hornkullen Silver Mine

Guided tours in two mineshafts and a walk on the rock refuses. Open June-August.
With a little bit of fantasy one can hear the sledge-hammers hit and the old wooden waterpump squeak. Perhaps one can imagine the smell and smoke caused by the firesetting...
Please make an appointment when coming in a larger group.
Handicraft and cafeteria.

History:
According to the legend, people were mining for silver as early as before the Black Death, thus around 1350.
Smelting-houses in Nykroppa and later in Herrhult were used to smelt the silver ore. The ore was carried from the mines to the smelting-house along a path that is now part of a walking trail called Silverleden. The mines were
closed down in the middle of the 19th century.

The mining field is a unique monument of Swedish mining history. There are several different mines in Hornkullen but only Dunderkammaren is pumped and can be visited. To go down into the mine is very exciting for the whole family.
INFO
Place
Opening hours
Organizer
Nykroppa Framtid
680 90 Nykroppa
nysilver@algonet.se
+46 725867380
Name
Hornkullens Silvergruva
Address
Hornkullsvägen
680 90 Nykroppa
Municipality: Filipstad
Bengt-Olof Löf
Description
According to the legend, people were mining for silver at this place as early as before the Black Death, thus around 1350. The mining field is a unique monument of Swedish mining history. With a little bit of fantasy one can hear the sledgehammers hit and the old wooden waterpump squeak. Perhaps one can imagine the smell and smoke caused by the fire-setting.
Directions
Från Filipstad kör Rv 26, 12 km mot Kristinehamn. Sväng vänster mot Nykroppa. I Nykroppa sväng vänster vid skylt Silvergruvor. Vid Uno-X
June 1 - August 31
Sunday-Thursday 11 am-5 pm.
Note- Friday and Saturday closed.
Closed Midsummer
Go back
Nykroppa
Activities
Family
Gold washing
Mineral
Natural attractions
Summer hours/open in summer

Prices

Pricetype: Adult
Price: 80 kr
Description:
Children 30:- Sek Searching for minerals: 20:-Sek Goldpanning: 40:-Sek