Rock crystal mine

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Small parts of rock crystal can be found in the debris heaps to bring home as a souvenir.

Rock crystal was quarried here during the 1940s until 1947. The beautiful quartz crystals are in a pegmatite vein up to 10 metres thick and 100 metres long. The crystals are easiest to find in the explosion debris below the mine itself. However, a large proportion of the rock crystals are unfortunately discoloured because of careless blasting. Many crystals have a coating of ferric hydroxide which can be washed off with hydrochloric acid. It is permitted to take a few small rock crystals from the debris heaps as souvenirs, but absolutely prohibited to quarry crystals out from the rockface.

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Nearby accommodations

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Joesjö Mountain Lodge

Distance: 19.4 km
Newly built timber house in one level, comfortable accommodation with high standards. The house is located in Joesjö, on the edge of the Upper Jovattnet, with wonderful views of the lake and Södra Storfjället. An ideal starting point for activities in true mountain scenery!