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    Mount Grace

    • Kushva, Russia
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      Mount Grace is part of the Ural mountain range and is located near the town of Kushva. Grace gave her name in honor of the Empress Anna Іyaanaўny, whose name is translated from the Hebrew tongue and I translated - Grace. The height of the mountain is 385 meters above sea level, in the early twentieth century it was the world's largest deposit of magnetite opened in 1735.

      Magnetic iron ore deposit was discovered by local hunter, Stepan Chumpin who found pieces of iron ore in the area of ​​the river Kushva. After study has shown for the largest field of magnetic ore, and high quality. In the autumn of 1735, began construction of mining works and founded the city of Kushva. Discoverer of magnetic ore deposits, in 1826, on top of the mountain was a monument. Legend has it that Stepan Chumpin was burned tribe for which betrayed the secret of the mountain. 

      Development of the field was carried out until 2003, until almost all the ore was worked out, and then the mine was closed. And since mine was the main enterprise, the city's economy was hit hard Kushva. Now, the central part Grace is the mountain quarry kilometer diameter and a depth of 315 meters.

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