Minjera – Bauxite Mines – Buzet

The mines are located in the valley of the river Mirna on a hill named Minjera near Sovinjak. They started here with excavations  of the puritanic bauxite  in the 16th century.  In 1780 a Venetian Pietro Turrini  built here a plant for processing bauxite into sulphuric acid and alum that was used among other for tanning leather. The mines were closed  in 1856.

Name: Minjera

Place: Sovinjak – (Buzet)

Coordinates: 45.38628 N – 13.92662 E  to 45.38971 N -13.93498 E

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