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Muddling through in Austria; God, life and a small black dog

There’s gold in them thar hills!!!!!!



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!

Author: annarashbrook

English Ex-pat living in Austria, Christian, blogger (of course) writer, photographer, dog owner!

2 thoughts on “There’s gold in them thar hills!!!!!!

  1. Hi Anna,
    My sister lives in Juneau, the site of an old gold rush and an abandoned mine, but they have reopened the mine there too, now that the price of gold is up and techniques for mining it have improved. Good luck!


  2. I have always wanted to pan for gold or dig for gems! One day!!!


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