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PARALLEL PROGRAMME

The parallel programme will take place in the B2 hall.
*Entry contents were prepared by 10th Collecta programme partners and adapted only for the purpose of translation. The Organizer is not responsible for their accuracy.
*The Organizer reserves the right to make changes to the programme.


GOLD PANNING WORKSHOP

Lokacija: B2 Hall near the "Best" in time exhibition
     
 

GOLD PANNING

Prepared by: Miha Jeršek, the Slovenian Museum of Natural History

The primary gold deposits of the rivers Drava and Mura are in Austria, namely in Tauern, which is in the eastern Austrian Alps. Quartz veins with gold and other minerals there are several hundred meters long. In the Tauern region, miners have so far dug more than 130 kilometres of tunnels, the ore had approximately of 11 grams of gold per ton. In the 14th century the said mines were of great importance since they yielded up to 50 kilograms of gold each year. In the 16th century the mines were closed because of glacial movements. Mining was resumed after the First World War, but it was stopped due to severe oscillations in production. Thus ended more than 4,000 years of searching and extracting of gold in the said area. However, in the sands of Drava and Mura one can still, with a stroke of luck and by dint of labour, find a tiny gold flake.
   
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
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