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Nasjonale turistveger Allmannajuvet/ Norwegian Scenic Routes

The Allmannajuvet zinc mines are a disused mining works in Sauda. The mines were in operation from 1881 to 1899. During these years a total of 12,000 tonnes of zinc ore were extracted. Today, the mining area is a museum. The plain buildings in the gorge are designed in an industrial construction style to embody the story of the mines. The Allmannajuvet works will be completed in September 2016. Architect: Peter Zumthor Building manager: Statens vegvesen Main building contractor: Mesta

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