Quarries and mines
10 km south-west of Alta Museum and Hjemmeluft lies Kåfjord, a little side branch furthest in the Altafjord. Throughout history it has been the scene of many important events, such...
Nepheline Syenite, deceptively like granite, would turn out to be highly valuable with demand for its special qualities in the glass and porcelain industries.
The Oldest Stone Quarries in Alta
Ten thousand years before the copper mines in Kåfjord and the slate quarry in Pæska started, Alta was probably already a centre for the extraction of different species of rocks in...