Ural Mountains - a treasure trove of various minerals. Of the 55 species of the most important minerals that have been developed in the USSR, in the Urals represented 48. Mostly Urals - a source of ferrous, non-ferrous and rare metals and semi-precious stones and non-metallic minerals.
Start of mining dates back to the Ural Chud mines. After the mining of minerals left a lot of mining - mines, tunnels, quarries. Some of them recultivated, but some still remain available. Each mine has its own unique history and inherent beauty.