Places - France - Alsace
The Silver Mines of Tellure is a specific mining area located in the region of Sainte-Marie-aux-Mines, a commune in Alsace, France. The area is known for its silver mines and the presence of tellurium as a by-product.
Sainte-Marie-aux-Mines has a long history of mining, dating back to Roman times. Silver mines were operated in this area in the past. Today there is a mining museum called 'Musée de la Mine - Tellure' that highlights the history of mining in the region.
The 'Musée de la Mine - Tellure' museum offers visitors the opportunity to learn more about the mining history, the working conditions of miners and the minerals found in the region, including silver and tellurium. In addition, guided tours are offered where visitors can explore the old mining installations.