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Ruskeala marble quarry – a tourist complex in Karelia

The mountain park “Ruskeala” is a unique man-caused and natural landscape and tourist attraction, tourist complex located in Sortavala district of the Republic of Karelia, near the village of Ruskeala, 30 km north of the city of Sortavala, on the banks of the Tohmajoki River.

The basis of the complex is a former marble quarry filled with groundwater – the object of cultural heritage, the monument of history. The length of the quarry from north to south is 460 meters, the width – up to 100 meters.

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The walls of the old quarry are penetrated by a whole system of underground workings – adits and drifts, connected by vertical shafts. The total length of mine workings is several kilometers. Ruskeala marble quarry on Google Maps. Photos by: tata-lind.

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The building of the plant, composed of small marble blocks, and some lime kilns have been preserved.

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