Open house 2012. Ref 1
Open house 2012. Ref 1
Foundries and mines in Bergslagen
Driving mc to Vintjärn mine.
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Björn Bellander. Pictures current 2012
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Angelsbergs foundry
Ags foundry
Bispbergs mine
Bjorndammens foundry
Flatenbergs foundry
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

Baggbo divers pictures

Munkens mine visits

Munkens pictures about Vintjarn
Olof Anderssons minnessten. Ref. 1
Olof Anderssons memory stone. Ref. 1
Gruvgång. Ref. 1
Mine hole. Ref. 1
Malmtransport i gruvan. Ref. 1
Transporting of ore in the mine. Ref. 1
Den lutande laven idag bredvid dagbrottet. Ref. 1
The sloping head frame building. Ref. 1
Översiktsbild från Vintjärn. Ref. 1
Older picture of sloping the head. Ref. 1
Äldre bild på den lutande laven. Ref. 1
Older picture of sloping the head. Ref. 1
Lastning av uppfodringsvagnen. Ref. 1
Loading ore on the hound wagon. Ref. 1
Övergivet dagbrott. Ref. 1
Abandoned open cast. Ref. 1
Dagbrottet från 1940 och framåt. Ref. 1
Open cast from 1940 and ahead. Ref. 1
Manager manor house. Ref. 1
Manager manor house. Ref. 1
Gruvhålet vid pipschacktet. Ref. 1
Open cast aside the Pipe Shaft. Ref. 1
Vintjärns järnvägstation. Ref. 1
Vintjärn railway station. Ref. 1
Tidig bild på laven. Ref. 1
Early picture of the head frame. Ref. 1
Tvärsnitt av gruvan. Ref. 1
Crossview of the mine. Ref. 1

The memory stone of the Vintjärn mine finder. It was a Finnish man Olof  Andersson living in Gräsbackatorp on his way to the church in Svärdsjö 1725. He found a line of ore stones, or as it is written on the memory stone "I found an ore line at Winkiärs Kiöhlen". Since this time ore has been extracting here for over 250 years.
This memory place is just beside the head frame, new built 1941, which still stands red painted and in god stand right over the sloping open cast. The mine workers were here transported down into the mine when they sittimg on the rail bound transporting wagon called "The Hound". This wagon was normally used for bringing up the ore. The rail is over 400 m long and reach a depth of 232 m. Beside the head frame the main open cast can be  seen. This open cast was used during 1970. Here ore was extracting during the last time of the mine. The mine village when it had it's peek period had 400 inhabitants, from these 125 worked in the mine. The biggest problem of the mine was power. To solve this a flat rod was built. It was 2.5 km long and was ready for use 1776. This flat rod was updated twice. Left  over parts can be seen at the outlet for Vinnerån. The owners of the mine were local farmers up to 1800, they sold there shares when it was necessary to modernize the mine. All ore was transported to Svartjärn foundry. This foundry could not take care of  all ore and a second was built in Åg and ore was sent there and from there the pig iron was transported to Korsån for refining.
1847 the flat rod was ceased when a 4 km water channel was built to store water in a pond near Vintjärn. This water could handle 64 pumps mounted in different open casts. 1871 dynamite was used for blasting  and this increased the output of ore considerable. All ore had up to this time been stored and was during wintertime transported to the different foundries. This was made using horse shields. During winter with not enough with snow there were no transports to the foundries. 1876 a railway was built to solve this problem out of the way. In the same time it was possible to increase the output from the mine. Also a railway was built to Åg. Now Vintjärn could deliver 12000 tons of ore a year. 1907 the mine was electrified and another open cast for ore an elevater were built. 1910 the amount of ore was 23000 tons. 1930 the mine was temporary closed up to 1940 when it was opened again to deliver iron for the surrounding belligerent countries. A new concrete head frame was built and the mine started to break ore down to 355 m. 1966 the mine delivered 100000 tons to the iron work of Domnarvet in Borlänge. All or was transported with lorries to Domnarvet. 1978 the  mine was closed again in spite of known ore of 70 million tons still left in the mine.

Map over the mine field. Ref. 1

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