Today the mine extracts quartzite from underground. The activity allows the coexistence between mining underground and the simultaneous execution of environmental recovery in an open area, subject to previous mining.
The area of recovery is somewhat inaccessible due to the morphology of the site. It is also difficult to access because of the lack of roads: to carry out the work, we in fact used a spider excavator: a very mobile machine that allows work on rough terrain.
Making it even more difficult for the introduced plants to take root is the Alpine climate, which shortens the growing season and limits the species that can be used, which must be adapted to the difficult seasonal conditions.To allow an efficient slope stability and a good rooting of the grass, we laid a jute geonet, with great difficulty. The necessary operation was successful: the vegetation sown grew evenly and is playing out its important defense against erosion.
The nature around the mine is beautiful, with mixed woods of conifers where typically Alpine species live and have integrated very well with the reconstructed environments.
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