• The Mines of Bellmunt del Priorat

The Mines of Bellmunt del Priorat

Notebook dedicated to mining activity, focusing on the village of Bellmunt del Priorat

Bellmunt del Priorat is the most important mining village in the district of El Priorat as regards the extraction of the mineral galena, in terms of both quality and quantity. This notebook focuses on mining operations in the town, which enjoyed their golden age between the 1920s and 1960s. Manual extraction and modern exploitation of lead; activities at the mine workings and the process of working lead at the foundry, provide the fundamental content of this issue.