The Sava Caves


Sava caves are a proof that mining tradition in this area is nearly 800 years long. The Ortenburg Mining Order, issued in 1381 in order to regulate mining and blast furnace operation, bears witness to the beginning of mining. In Savske jame there were numerous, up to 90 m deep mines, where siderite was mined for the supply of two big blast furnaces in Sava and in Javornik. A few facilities and old house names remind us of our biggest iron ore deposit. The lowest extraction and exploring gallery Karel, called Korl's gallery, is partly preserved. There are also some remains of facilities, roasting furnaces by Črni potok, former storage of ammunition, cut into the rock and smaller flat areas where pieces of low quality ore and other foreign matters were deposited. 

leaflet Savske jame

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