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Introduction

"The Almadén and Idrija mining sites form a coherent whole among the associated components, conveniently illustrating all the technical, cultural and social impacts associated with the extraction of mercury. These are the most important places preserved in relation to this activity, both due to the production volume throughout its history and due to the richness of the testimonies presented.

In both places, the presence of underground and surface mining infrastructures, the presence of technical artefacts related to mining, along with their needs (hydraulic power, wood) and its transformation into quicksilver (furnaces), their transportation and storage, are all authentic".

(Inscription on World Heritage List of UNESCO's World Heritage Committee decided on June 30, 2012).



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