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Northern Norway Alta

Alta Quartzite Slate at Pæskatun

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Come to Pæskatun and see an old industry in modern times! Slate products have been crafted in Alta since the 1800s, and the practice today is still similar to the old-fashioned ways. Learn about the history of the slate workers in Alta.

See how slate workers use old and new slate-cutting and splitting techniques, and how they shape the slate with scissors. Afterwards it’s your turn to try your hand at making your own slate souvenir. Be the first person on Earth to touch a 700-million year old rock surface!

Duration: 2.5 hours
Minimum 2 persons


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