The Mining Trail

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Walloons - Medieval treasure hunters

Already in the Middle Ages, the Karkonosze and the Jizera Mountains were places that attracted treasure hunters. They were not afraid of the mountain wilderness...

Hornfels outcrop in Obrońców Pokoju street in Karpacz

Hornfels is a rock formed from mica-schist due to the impact of hot granite magma, which burst into the rocks about 320 million years ago. The rocks were...

The geological past of the Karkonosze Mountains

The Karkonosze Mountains are the highest part of the Sudeten Mountains. Contrary to popular belief, which is sometimes even expressed in school books, they are...

Gold of the karkonosze mountains

On the Polish side of the Karkonosze Mountains, the main gold excavation sites concentrate in the area of Szklarska Poręba, Świeradów, Jelenia...

Mining traditions of wilcza poreba and its surroundings

Wilcza Poręba is a district in Karpacz. It used to be a separate settlement, part of the mountain estate of Count Schaffgotsch of Cieplice, where lumberjacks,...

Mining traditions of Krucze Skały

KRUCZE SKAŁY Mining activities at Krucze Skały started already in the Middle Ages. According to one version, the oldest adits in the rock were made by...

Gemstones in the streams of the Karkonosze Mountains

Prospecting for gemstones in the Karkonosze Mountains Gem exploitation started with digging rather shallow ditches and pits in river valleys. Then gravel, sand...

Walloons - Medieval treasure hunters


Already in the Middle Ages, the Karkonosze and the Jizera Mountains were places that attracted treasure hunters. They were not... more »

Hornfels outcrop in Obrońców Pokoju street in Karpacz


Hornfels is a rock formed from mica-schist due to the impact of hot granite magma, which burst into the rocks about 320 million... more »

The geological past of the Karkonosze Mountains


The Karkonosze Mountains are the highest part of the Sudeten Mountains. Contrary to popular belief, which is sometimes even... more »

Gold of the karkonosze mountains


On the Polish side of the Karkonosze Mountains, the main gold excavation sites concentrate in the area of Szklarska Poręba,... more »

Mining traditions of wilcza poreba and its surroundings


Wilcza Poręba is a district in Karpacz. It used to be a separate settlement, part of the mountain estate of Count Schaffgotsch... more »

Mining traditions of Krucze Skały


KRUCZE SKAŁY Mining activities at Krucze Skały started already in the Middle Ages. According to one version, the oldest... more »

Gemstones in the streams of the Karkonosze Mountains


Prospecting for gemstones in the Karkonosze Mountains Gem exploitation started with digging rather shallow ditches and pits... more »

Interaktywny przewodnik został wykonany w ramach projektu wspólfinansowanego przez Unię Europejską ze śodków Europejskiego Funduszu Rozwoju Regionalnego w ramach Programu Operacyjnego Współpracy Transgranicznej Republika Czeska - Rzeczpospolita Polska 2007-2013.