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VIII 2010 – Balkans, Trepca & Mezica, part II

 

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The panorama of Dubrovnik. A. Gajowniczek photo.

 

The port in Dubrovnik. A. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Dubrovnik. A. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Dubrovnik. A. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Dubrovnik. A. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Dubrovnik. A. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Dubrovnik. A. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Dubrovnik. A. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Dubrovnik. A. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Dubrovnik. A. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Dubrovnik. A. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Dubrovnik. A. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Dubrovnik. A. Gajowniczek photo.

 

The coast of Croatia. A. Gajowniczek photo.

 

The coast of Croatia. A. Gajowniczek photo.

 

The Adriatic. A. Gajowniczek photo.

 

The coast of Croatia. A. Gajowniczek photo.

 

one of the little touristic towns near Zadar. A. Gajowniczek photo.

 

On the way from Dubrovnik to the north we visited Plitvickie Jeziera. A. Gajowniczek photo.

 

The Plitvice Lakes National Park. A. Gajowniczek photo.

 

The Plitvice Lakes National Park. A. Gajowniczek photo.

 

The Plitvice Lakes National Park. A. Gajowniczek photo.

 

The Plitvice Lakes National Park. A. Gajowniczek photo.

 

The Plitvice Lakes National Park. A. Gajowniczek photo.

 

The Plitvice Lakes National Park. A. Gajowniczek photo.

 

The Plitvice Lakes National Park. A. Gajowniczek photo.

 

The Plitvice Lakes National Park. A. Gajowniczek photo.

 

The next day we set off for Mezica. Google Earth.

 

Mezica. A. Gajowniczek photo.

 

The vicinity of Mezica - numerous entrances to the mines are hidden in the mountains. A. Gajowniczek photo.

 

The river Meza in Mezica. A. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Town Crna - another part on mining area - near Mezica. A. Gajowniczek photo.

 

The old mine smeltery that was changed into a big recycling center. A. Gajowniczek photo.

 

The sign showing museum. A. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Museum (on the lef side) and the mine adit (in the center). A. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Exposition showing the mining trains and machines. A. Gajowniczek photo.

 

The mining train. A. Gajowniczek photo.

 

The mining train. A. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Mining train used to transport the miners. A. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Mining carts. A. Gajowniczek photo.

 

A model of the miner with original miners` uniform. Mezica museum. A. Gajowniczek photo.

 

A model of morphology and geology of the area. Mezica museum. A. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Wulfenite from Doroteja disctrict, size about 10 cm, Mezica museum collection. A. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Wulfenite from the Doroteja disctrict, size about 15 cm, Mezica museum collection. A. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Wulfenite from Union disctrict, size about 30 cm, Mezica museum collection. A. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Wulfenite from the Union disctrict, size about 10 cm, Mezica museum collection. A. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Wulfenite from the Union disctrict, size about 6 cm, Mezica museum collection. A. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Cave pearls, Mezica museum collection. A. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Lead from the Mezica mine, Mezica museum collection. A. Gajowniczek photo.

 

A fragment of one of the exhibitions in the museum - mining engineer at work. A. Gajowniczek photo.

 

A fragment of one of the exhibitions in the museum - miner`s house. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Old photo of the miners from Mezica, Mezica museum collection. A. Gajowniczek photo.


Old photo of the miners from Mezica, Mezica museum collection. A. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Old photo of the miners from Mezica, Mezica museum collection. A. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Old photo of the mine adit, Mezica museum collection. A. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Fragment of the map of Mezica deposit, Mezica museum collection. A. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Afetr visiting the museum we finally moved to the mine! A. Gajowniczek photo.

 

First we picked up the original Mezica mining lamps - used previously by the miners. A. Gajowniczek photo.

 

The train is ready to take us to the mine. A. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Train with its "driver" and our guide in one person. A. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Tom in the mining cart on the way to the Union District. A. Gajowniczek photo.

 

From the tram we went on foot. A. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Old mining trams are still in the mine. A. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Galena veins - the main ore mined in Mezica. A. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Carts used for transport of ore in the shaft/incline. A. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Very unusual shaft/incline, we went down hundreds of stairs. If you fall... A. Gajowniczek photo.

 

On the lower level. A. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Stopes after ore. A. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Tom in one of the stopes. A. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Looking for the pockets. A. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Looking for the wulfenites. A. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Looking for the wulfenites. A. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Collecting the wulfenites. A. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Wulfenites in situ. A. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Tom trying to get good specimens. A. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Tom trying to get good specimens. A. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Wulfenite crystals on the cracks` surfaces. A. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Wulfenite crystals on the cracks` surfaces. A. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Wulfenite in situ. A. Gajowniczek photo.

 

One of specimens collected by us. A. Gajowniczek photo.

 

One of specimens collected by us. A. Gajowniczek photo.

 

One of specimens collected by us. A. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Going back to the upper horizon. A. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Tom with the mining cart. A. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Climbing tu the upper horizons with backpack full of stones is not easy... A. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Pile of garbage in the tunnel. A. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Tom "digging" in the old mining documents. A. Gajowniczek photo.

 

A strange must. A. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Wulfenites in situ in the pocket. A. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Wulfenites in situ in the pocket. A. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Some of the specimens collected by us. A. Gajowniczek photo.

 

One of specimens from the pocket pictured above. A. Gajowniczek photo.

 

One of the specimens from the pocket pictured above. A. Gajowniczek photo.

 

One of the specimens from the pocket pictured above. A. Gajowniczek photo.

 

And again going up with even heavier backpack.... A. Gajowniczek photo.

 

"Mine phone" still intact. A. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Tram is ready to take us back. A. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Tom and me in front of the mine adit, after a great day underground. A. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Next we visited Rebert Brandsteter - the famous fluorite collector. Here with his "Holy Grail" - Alpine fluorites. A. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Showcases with great fluorites. A. Gajowniczek photo.

 

One of showcases from Robert`s collection. A. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Another showcase. A. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Dalnegorsk fluorites. A. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Chinese fluorites. A. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Fluorite with celestine from Ohio, USA. A. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Fluorite on pyrite from Peru. A. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Flurite from China. A. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Fluorite from Weisseck, Austria. A. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Fluorite on rhodochrosite from the Sweet Home mine, Colorado, USA. A. Gajowniczek photo.

  

Fluorite with celestites from Mexico. A. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Big specimens from Berbes, Spain. A. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Fluorite with calcite from Naica, Mexico. A. Gajowniczek photo.

 

The best piece from Robert`s collection - great red fluorite from Mtn Blanc - specimen is about 10 cm big. A. Gajowniczek photo.

 

At the end of our trip, in Poland we found a double rainbow after a really heavy rain. A. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Map of whole our journey. Google Earth.




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