Map over the mine field. Ref. 1
Map over the mine field. Ref. 1
Foundries and mines in Bergslagen
Driving with mc to the Klackberg mine
Text and pictures Björn Bellander. Pictures current 2008 Back Swedish version
since 060105
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Angelsbergs foundry
Ags foundry
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Flogbergets mine
Grangshammars works
Klenshyttan foundry
Korsans works
Mellings ruin
Moss mine
Norns foundry
Ohs works
Ostra Silvberg mine
Sala Silver mine
Sura works museum
Skottvangs mine
Ulfs foundryhyttan
Vintjarns mine

Akers Styckebruk foundry
Red earth
Loa foundry
Pers foundry
Trummelsbergs foundry
Nora veteran railw.
Falu copper mine
Hillanget Ludvika
Tykarps cave
Pers foundry
Riddar foundry copper
Ramnas rolling mill
Kratte furnace
Mojsen Grangesberg

Klackberg transcript from photo


Saving the elevator

Heading frame of Gröndahlsmine. Ref 1
Heading frame of Gröndahlsmine. Ref 1
The saved lift cages. Ref 1
The saved lift cages. Ref 1
Norberg is well kown for their mine fields. There are several different mines. The largest cloe together named Gröndahls mine and Big mine. Both in the area named Klackberg. You can go there by crossing the man road to Norberg at the western crossing. There is known breaking of iron ore since 1300 and the mines were in use till 1967. The iron has high
Railway station. Ref 1
Railway station. Ref 1
Cleaning and sorting the ore. Ref. 1
Cleaning and sorting the ore. Ref. 1
Click for info text in English.  Ref 1
Click for info text in English. Ref 1
Map over the mine field. Ref. 1
Map over the mine field. Ref. 1
manganese an because of this the ore was well paid. From this mines there was so large amount of ore taken that also a furnace was built. This was situated on the eastern side of Norberg. This furnace is sold and work is ceased. All buildings was sold to China and the workers felt big chagrin. During one period melted iron was transported by train to Surahammar where railway iron wheels were produced. In the head frame of Gröndahlsgruvan one can follow the technical development. Below this head frame there is 352 deep shaft in which the ore was transported up. These head frames got it's power from water power with the help of  flat rod systems. Compare the "Polhemshjulet" which can be seen in Kärrgruvan Norberg. It was in this mine that Atlas Copco installed steam powered air compressors. The compressed air was then led through pipes down to the working places in the mine. Here it wa used for drilling machines. One of the biggest problem was the large amount of water which was created when the air got a lower temperature in the mine holes. Another development was the elevator systems below the head frames. It's latest development is still in place an can be demonstration driven. This is an impressing electrical machinery with it's big diameter. This drum had to take care of the long wire which was needed. Note that this wire could not been rolled in several layers. All this was developed by Swedish companies and the elevator system was produced be Norberg Mechanical works. This company is still working in Norberg. Outside the Gröndahl head frame one elevator lift cage save for some years ago. It looks like the type I was involved to construct for State mines, when I was employed at General Engineers Bureau. It was aimed for State mines.
When the ore was taken up it had to be sorted. This was a work for women, children and those who could not work inside the mine. The children started to work in the mine as soon as they had went out of school or been confirmed. When profitability decreased 1960 the mines in Norberg with it's furnace were laid down 1967. May be, profitability may raise and because much ore are still left, the mines can be opened again.

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