Minas do Pintor (Mines of the Painter)

Oliveira de Azeméis
Description

According to the Annals the “Minas do Pintor” which exploited vertical veins  through a single well, being still  done  the treatment for the arsenic production. The soil is composed of schist and  limestone. The mine had only one entrance, by the well, but had an emergency exit in the first gallery. The well has 204 meters deep and extends to 8 galleries. Between 1881 and 1891 the mine underwent several enlargements. In 1914, in Ossela, next to the Castro de Ossela  was  built a power station that was abandoned in the 60s. Despite being a relatively new industrial area, its regional economic importance accentuates the mining extraction techniques.

Location: Oliveira de Azeméis
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