Historic hut on the island of SpitsbergenYour model is disabled. For more details go to Edit properties3D Model
This hut was once part of a mining settlement on the island of Spitsbergen in the Polar Sea and was imported from Great Britain as a prefabricated kit at the beginning of the twentieth century. The numbering of the beams, which allowed the hut to be easily assembled, can still be seen today. As there are no natural wood resources on the entire island, it is precious and the hut was reused elsewhere after the mine was abandoned in 1908 and is probably one of the oldest buildings in the archipelago today. The rapid thawing of the permafrost soils due to climate change is endangering the survival of the remains of the oldest year-round mine on Spitsbergen.
In the background is a photograph of the Advent City mine at the time of its construction in 1905. In addition the American mine owner John Munro Longyear reports about the unsuccessful mine in summer 1909.
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