Idrija


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Idrija

 

a city in Yugoslavia, in the Socialist Republic of Slovenia. Population, 6,000 (1967). Located on the Idrica River, in a mountainous region. Mercury has been mined in Idrija since the 15th century (it is now the site of one of the biggest mines in the world, accounting for approximately one-tenth of the total world mercury production).

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40 years after the adoption concerning the protection of the world's cultural and natural heritage, Idrija joined the Skocjan Caves and pile dwellings of Ljubljansko Barje to become the third Slovenian entry onto the UNESCO World Heritage List for monuments of exceptional importance for humanity.
Others around the world include Rammelsberg (silver) in Germany, Almaden in Spain and Idrija in Slovenia (mercury), the Wieliczka and Bochnia salt mines in Poland, Blaenavon (coal and iron) in Wales, and the mining town of Sewell, near El Teniente in Chile.
Mercury, selenium and cadmium in human autopsy samples from Idrija residents and Mercury Mine workers.
Heritage of Mercury Almaden and Idrija (Slovenia/Spain);
The Idrija Mercury Mine has caused extensive deformations in the wider mining area in the last five centuries.
From a social sustainability perspective, Conventa partnered with Idrija Lace Shool that enriches the tradition of making handmade Idrija babin lace.
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Mercury in the Idrijca River sediments as a reflection of mining and smelting activities of the Idrija mercury mine.
The 7th ICMGP was held in Ljubljana, Slovenia, the location of the second largest mercury mine in the world--the Idrija mercury mine.
I work half-time as a pedagogist in a kindergarten at Vrtec Idrija, and half-time at the Pedagogical Research Institute in Ljubljana in an SBS program.
Many Dinaric faults, including the Idrija Fault, formed as dip-slip normal faults and were only later dextrally reactivated (Vrabec and Fodor, 2006).
This could be one of the reason for the higher risk of suicide among miners of the Idrija Mercury Mine in the last 45 years.