The Lungau in the middle ages must have appeared a bit like Dante‘s inferno, as all over it were mines and processing works, from iron to silver, to gold to aresnic. Up on the hills behind Ramingstein the old silver mines still lie on the side of the hill, unused since the 1800s, but to the inquisitive open to investigation. One ‘Stollen‘ is now re-opened to visitors as a tourist attraction.
So I guess its no surprise to find that a company is now making bore probes in an old gold mine in Muhr. It has been unused since the middle ages and I’ve heard also contains arsenic. It will be five years before they can begin real mining, and all of this because the price of gold has escalated. It’s always been said and people have played at panning for gold in the MUr river……….so I’m just off with mine to give it a go!