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where you can visit Europe's highest concrete winding tower?

In Outokumpu, a town in the east of Finland with scarcely 8,000 inhabitants. Once Outokumpu was the largest mining town in Finland. Mining of copper ore started in 1913 and ended in 1989. In 1954 the Keretti shaft was sunk and topped by a 96 m concrete winding tower, the highest in Europe. When the mine ceased working all buildings were pulled down except the winding tower. Today it is a far visible landmark and stands for the mining history of the region.

By the way: Europe’s highest headframe out of steel (104 m) can be found in Ucraine: visit the Yuviliena
Mine at Krywyj Rih.

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