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Dragehullene, Akersberget, St. Hanshaugen, Oslo, Norway

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Name(s) in local language(s):Dragehullene, Akersberget, St. Hanshaugen bydel, Oslo, Norge

Old Silver mines (worked for silver-bearing galena)at Akersberget just east of Gamle Aker Church close to Maridalsveien 22. It is believed to be one of the oldest mines in Norway. Historia Norvegiae, a small Norwegian history written in Latin in 1170's, refers to a mine in Oslo, called "Dragehullene" ("The dragon pits"), which is rich in silver.
The mine shafts are filled with water and unaccessible today.

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Keilhau: Gaea Norvegica.

Goldschmidt, V.M. (1911): Die Kontaktmetamorphose im Kristianiagebiet. Videnskapsselskapets Skrifter. 1.Mat.-Naturv. Klasse 1911. No 1. Kristiania.
Brommeland, J. (1976): Akerbergets sølvgruver. NAGS-nytt. 3 (2), 14-15

External Links [Link to the article by Brommeland (1976) in NAGS-nytt]

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