Havířský vrch (Miners’ Hill) – hard work of miners
It used to be very hard work. Using only primitive tools, men broke rock to gain one of the most important raw materials – iron.
What will you see? Iron ore stopes, ferruginized sandstone, a view of Máchovo jezero (Lake Mácha) ... The inconspicuous knoll on the shore of Lake Mácha was formed due to the presence of a hard volcanic vein. The vein was intensively mined in the past, as a source of iron ore. The stopes in the form of shallow trenches several hundred metres long can also be observed. A distinct shaft, about 6 metres deep, was dug below the highest point of Havířský vrch (Miners’ Hill). Mining took place here until 1797. Apart from stopes, these places also offer a view of attractive small sandstone rocks with examples of ferrugination. The rocks provide an extraordinary view of the countryside around Lake Mácha, including the dominant feature of the area – Bezděz.
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