World Heritage RørosThe Røros Copper Works

The Røros Copper Works

Røros Copper Works was founded in 1644 and continued in production for 333 years, until 1977.
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The Mines
The ore in the mines was the reason that Røros Copper Works and the mining town of Røros came into existence. In the ...
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The Smelting Houses
In the smelting houses, copper was extracted from the ore, which came from the mines. The process continued day and ...
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The Privileges
In order to start-up the working of a copper mine on a regular basis the owners or participants required a letter of appointment and privileges from the King.
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Organisation and ownership
It was the German miner Lorentz Lossius and a prospector Peter Petersen, from Kvikne Copper Works, who received a concession for a single lode at Rauhaammaaren near Røros.
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Transportation
The copper works created an enormous requirement for the carriage of goods within the mining area and between the mine and the outside world.
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Røros was added to UNESCOs of World Heritage Sites in 1980, refer also to Riksantikvaren, ( Norwegian Inspectorate of Ancient Monuments and Historic Buildings).
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