Monreale mine: a view from the past

ONE-3-2016 37From the top of the hill you can see the Monreale Castle on the right: a reminder of a glorious past. Next, the green stretching from the shoulders of Costa verde mountains, turning yellow, while it reaches the plain the separates San Gavino Monreale from Sardara.

A great view, a beautiful landscape in the middle of Campidano, halfway between Cagliari and Oristano, Sardinia, Italy.

These few hills, interrupting the vast lowland, are the only visible heritage of the palaeozoic era. And even the ruins of the “Monreale and Perda Lai” old mine, operating until a few decades ago, struggle to survive.

The director’s building is still watched by a palm tree, condemned to stare at the decadence of what once was the fluorite mining site headquarter.

Three hundred meters away from there stands the metal tower of the main well. Only the whistle of the wind breaks the silence that embraces this derelict and forgotten mine. ONE

 

Miniera Monreale (Photo credit: onlynaturalenergy.com)

Miniera Monreale (Photo credit: onlynaturalenergy.com)

Miniera Monreale (Photo credit: onlynaturalenergy.com)

Miniera Monreale (Photo credit: onlynaturalenergy.com)

Miniera Monreale (Photo credit: onlynaturalenergy.com)

Miniera Monreale (Photos credit: onlynaturalenergy.com)

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