Publications

Publications

Bergbaulandschaft Tauferer Ahrntal I - Die Schriftquellen, 2020

Title translation: Mining Landscape Tauferer Ahrntal I - The written sources
Authors: Armin Torggler, Kathrin Geier
Editors: Christian Terzer, Armin Torggler
Publishing House: A. Weger
Museum shop: 25 €

Innumerable, long-forgotten galleries run through the mining landscape in the South Tyrolean Ahrntal valley. Many adit entrances have been buried over the centuries and are hidden in the forests. This first volume of publications as part of the eponymous research project, which has set itself the goal of following the traces, deals with the written sources and the laborious search for clues in archives.
(available in German)

Pilze im Bergwerk, 2020

Title translation: Fungi in the mine
Editors: Christian Terzer, Armin Torggler
Publishing house: A. Weger
Museum shop: 10 €

The first special issue in the series of publications by the South Tyrol Mining Museum is devoted to a scientific topic from the field of microbiology and mycology. Werner Amrain went in search of wood-decomposing fungi in the Schneeberg mine. The present essay summarizes the results of the investigation. The accompanying text is provided by Armin Torggler, who puts the galleries in question into a historical context and thus shows interested readers the main features of the development of the Schneeberg mine. 
(available in bilingual German-Italian)

Schneeberg I. Archäologie-Geschichte-Technik bis 1870, 2019

Title translation: Schneeberg I. Archeology-History-Technology until 1870
Editors: Christian Terzer, Armin Torggler
Publishing House: A.Weger
Museum shop: 20 €

The first volume of the series of publications by the South Tyrol Mining Museum is dedicated to the ore area on the Schneeberg in the rearmost Passeier valley. The mining area on the Schneeberg occupies a special position within the South Tyrolean mining landscape in several respects. Nowhere else are the effects of mining on the landscape shown so drastically. 700 years of mining have permanently reshaped the former natural landscape and transformed it into a "cultural landscape" created by human hands.
The present volume approaches the topic of the Schneeberg from different perspectives in various fields of science. In six articles, eight authors shed light on the older history of this largest South Tyrolean mine from its beginnings in the late Middle Ages to 1870.
(available in German)

Silber und Blei, 2012

Title translation: Silver and Lead
Author: Harald Kofler
Publishing house: Berenkamp
Museum shop: 15 €

In the 16th century, Tyrol experienced its great silver rush. During this time, several thousands of miners dug for silver and other precious metals in the mountains of the Tyrolean Alps north and south of the Brenner Pass. Some became immeasurably rich through the mountains' blessing, many remained poor as a beggar. The lead and silver mines of the Berggericht Gossensaß-Sterzing were of particular importance. The present volume allows the readers to immerse themselves in the long-forgotten time in which the pounding of mountain hammers and the creaking of fully loaded chests sounded from the depths of the mountains. 
(available in German)

Bergbau im Ahrntal, 2003

Title translation: Mining in the Ahrntal Valley
Authors: Richard Furggler, Hans Peter Lercher, Albin Voppichler
Publishing house: Progra
Museum shop: 10 €

Short guide through the Prettau mine and the mining museum in the grain store of Steinhaus. 
(available in German and Italian)

Schneeberg in Südtirol

Title translation: Schneeberg in South Tyrol
Authors: Harald Haller, Hermann Schölzhorn
Publishing house: Passeier
Museum shop: 10 €

Short guide on the Schneeberg mine and the ore processing plant in Ridnaun.
(available in German and Italian) 

Das Kupferbergwerk von Prettau, 1991

Title translation: The Prettau copper mine
Authors: Rudolf Tasser, Norbert Scantamburlo
Publishing house: Athesia
Museum shop: 10 €

On the one hand, this book aims to provide a compact and easy-to-read summary of the incredibly richly documented history of the Prettau copper mine and, on the other hand, to follow the traces that mining has left in Prettau and throughout the Ahrntal valley.
(available in German)

Das Bergwerk am Südtiroler Schneeberg, 1994

Title translation: The Schneeberg mine in South Tyrol
Author: Rudolf Tasser
Publishing house: Athesia
Museum shop: 10 €

In this volume, Dr Rudolf Tasser presents the history of the mining of the lead ore deposit on the South Tyrolean Schneeberg and illustrates the various heydaxys of the mine.
(available in German and Italian)

Tschodile - Die Erzklauberin, 2013

Title translation: "Tschodile" - The ore separator
Author: Christine Haller-Martin
Publishing house: A.Weger
Museum shop: 15 €

Get up, shouts the guard as she pulls open the door. The light from the lantern flits over me for a moment. Then she throws the door shut again behind her. I wake up from slumber. It smells of mold and stale air. My limbs are still heavy as lead. From the day before. And the days before that. I'm not really rested yet. Long before it gets light outside, we crawl out from under our blankets. the bedroom has about seventy beds. I share it with many women and girls. 
(available in German)
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