Zloty Stok

Gold mine

The old gold mine houses the Underground Museum of Mining and Gold Metallurgy. Gold was mined here as early as the 13th century. Mining of the main deposits ceased in the 19th century, but the last 30kg of gold were excavated in 1962.

Two of the old galleries are open to visitors. The “Czarna” gallery leads through the 16th century hand-excavated heading. The “Gertruda” gallery features an underground waterfall (8m high) and an exhibition of old mining tools.

Competitions in gold-washing and minting of gold coins are organized.

“Aurum” Tourist Services Co., Zloty Stok, ul. Zlota 7 tel./fax +(48-74) 817 55 08, 817 55 74; www.ptt.pl