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Falun Mine
UNESCO World Heritage Site
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The Copper Mine in Falun, the Great Pit
LocationFalun Municipality, Dalarna County, Sweden
Part ofMining Area of the Great Copper Mountain in Falun
CriteriaCultural: (ii), (iii), (v)
Reference1027
Inscription2001 (25th session)
Coordinates60°35′56″N 15°36′44″E / 60.59889°N 15.61222°E / 60.59889; 15.61222Coordinates: 60°35′56″N 15°36′44″E / 60.59889°N 15.61222°E / 60.59889; 15.61222
Falun Mine is located in Dalarna
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Falun Mine is located in Sweden
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The Copper Mine in Falun, the Great Pit

Falun Mine (Swedish: Falu Gruva) was a mine in Falun, Sweden, that operated for a millennium from the 10th century to 1992. It produced as much as two thirds of Europe's copper needs[1] and helped fund many of Sweden's wars in the 17th century. Technological developments at the mine had a profound influence on mining globally for two centuries.[2] The mine is now a museum and in 2001 was designated a UNESCO world heritage site.

  1. ^ "1600s - The period of greatness". Falu Gruva. Retrieved 2016-08-24.
  2. ^ ICOMOS, p. 5

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