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Humberstone | Saltpetre mining

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The former saltpetre mine of Humberstone (in operation until 1961) was abandoned and the associated settlement represents a ghost town. The place was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site together with nearby Santa Laura and is open to visitors. The mine of Cala Cala in the background seems to be in operation.

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on Sunday 24 September 2006 by Martin Mergili
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8643 visits, CC BY-NC-SA 4.0 DEED license