Storwartz

The Storwartz mining area was one of Røros Copper Works’ most important mining areas and is a part of World Heritage Røros
Mining Town and the Circumference.

Remains and cultural monuments

The Storwartz mining area is about 4.5 square kilomtres in size and includes nine significant mines (see below). Visible in the landscape are remains of mine entrances, piles of waste rock, overhead cable transportation systems, shaft openings, miners’ barracks, managers’ houses, dams, water wheel trenches and an extensive network of water channels. 

Underground are many kilometres of mining passageways, transport roads and rails, shafts with hoisting equipment and water pumps. All of these historic and cultural remains above and below ground bear witness to more than 300 years of comprehensive activity and show how mining technology developed over centuries. The story behind this activity is the story of generations of skilled workers and craftsmen who were employed by The Røros Copper Works.

QR-tours at Storwartz

Storwartz is an interesting cultural area with numerous cultural monuments. Many monuments are marked with QR codes that provide information about the buildings, constructions and the area’s history. Use your cell phone and follow a walking tour of the cultural landscape for an exciting and interesting experience!

  • Øvre Storwartz

Storwartz - Mines and operational periods 

1. Gamle Storwartz: 1645–1702, 1715–1727, 1917–1929

2. Nye Storwartz mine: 1708–1947

3. Hestkletten mine: 1660–1757

4. Myrgruva: 1694–1790 

5. Christianus Quintus mine: 1692–1777, 1888–1894, 1905–1915

6. Nyberget gruve: 1650–1717, 1861–1891, 1906–1914

7. Olavsgruva: 1937–1972

8. Nye Solskinnet mine: 1854–1903

9. Gamle Solskinnet mine: 1673–1718, 1870–1890

How to find Storwartz