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The National Congress of mine visit the park's mining union (12/06/2010)

The National Mining Congress, held in Murcia, yesterday visited the city of La Union to meet the Mining Park, a project promoted by the City Council unionense which will be inaugurated on July 9.

Have taken part in this Congress, the Director General for Energy and Mines Ministry of Industry, Tourism and Trade, Antonio Hernandez Garcia, the Director General of Mines of the Region of Murcia, José Francisco Puche, and the heads of this department of all regions and Deans of Colleges of Mining Engineers across the country.

The theoretical part of the Congress was held in the city of Murcia, while the practice area was played the Mining Park of La Union.

Prior to visiting the sites that make up the Mining Park, Mayor of La Union, Francisco Bernabé, told visitors this ambitious action unionense led from the municipality and which construction began in summer 2007.

The entire project involved an investment of nearly three and a half million euros, which have been paid between the municipalities of La Union and Cartagena, the Autonomous Community of Murcia, through the concerted action of four Departments different, highlighting the special support of the Ministry of Culture and Tourism to the project, and the Government of Spain, through the participation of two different ministries.


Mineral Park is a pioneering initiative in the recovery of historical heritage to its value as an attractive tourist and cultural nature, because it means the recovery of a total of eight former mining sites of the nineteenth century that will see "in situ "as they lived and worked for former miners of the Sierra de Cartagena - La Unión.

The complex occupies a total of 50,000 square meters in the foothills of the Sierra Minera and the same will have a mining train that moves to tourists throughout the different spaces that are intended to visit.

Specifically, the Park provides for the rehabilitation and musealization of Road 33, former gateway to the mining operations through the Sierra and links with Portman Union and the Mediterranean Sea, a kiln, a few magazines, of a vein of tin ore in a laundry, a raft of sludge from the mine "Paul and Virginia", which has acted outside its facilities, and spectacular mine "Group Vicenta", undoubtedly one of the most powerful attraction to those who will now run from the Region of Murcia.

Source: Ayuntamiento de La Unión

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