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Take a drink - in the mine

Tytyri mine in southern Finland. Photo: Northkalk
Tytyri mine in southern Finland. Photo: Northkalk
Published by
Markku Björkman - 13 Jun 2018

Nothing for the claustrophobic but the new mining restaurant in Lohja in southern Finland is perfect for the thrill-seeking connoisseur.

If you like dining in odd places, the Muru Pop Down in Lohja is something for you. 80 meters underground in the former Tytyri mine, you can now enjoy a four-course menu made by award-winning chefs. The one who dares and wants can in a similar way take a trip down to 350 meters deep for a visit to the mining museum.

Eating there costs just over 100 euro per person, but both food and drinks are of high quality. And the room - yes, at least, unique.

The restaurant's menu has been inspired by the mining environment and the soil and in the pure and locally produced domestic product that is relevant to the season.

The permanent bistro Muru, designated for this year's restaurant, stands steadily in the capital's trendy Helsinki district of Rödbergen and is well worth a visit.

Source: Aftonbladet
 

Cobalt mine in Democratic Republic Congo. About half of all mined cobalt comes from DRC, mainly from the province of Katanga. The mining takes place close to towns and villages. Local communities regularly are cut off from their farmland and water sources near mines, without having had a say in the matter. There are several examples of forced relocations of entire villages. Inhabitants of the village Kishiba, for example, were forced to move to make way for Frontier, a cobalt and copper mine. Their new homes in Kimfumpa lack the most basic of services such as clean water, fertile farmland, schools and health care. Photo: ECCJ Secretariat
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