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Hg Smelting Plant

Discover the story of mercury from the ore to the droplets!

On the premises of the ancient mining smelting plant, find out more about the exciting yet dangerous characteristics of this metal, which is the only metal liquid at room temperature. Learn about the various ways mercury can be used and follow the interactive presentation to discover how the smelting furnaces of the mine produced more than 3 million of steel bottles of mercury in the five hundred years of Idrija mine.



Rotary furnace in the Hg Smelting plant - 3D model






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