Remenants of the old mining operation from the 1800s in the old Malså mines are still visible today. Malså mines was the largest mine quarry in Verdal and possible the longest in operation. The mine was established with the experimental operation of ore from 1865 to 1884. There was additional trial mine operations from 1906-1909 and 1915-1919. During the mine operation in the 1800s, several mines were in operation simultaneously. Mountain pulps was transported out by manpower and by horse.
With the mine operations at Malså, a new community was formed in the area. Up to 100 men were employed by the mine and most of them lived there. Some were married and had moved there with their families.
MALSÅ MINES TODAY There was intense activity at the mine and today we can see remenants of all that was needed to operate the mine. We can see the mines itself, the melting furnace and the foundations of the 40-50 houses of the workers. At that time there were both homes, laboratories and a workshop. Most of the buildings are from the 1915-1919. There are remains of a lartge water wheel in rapids nearby and by the swamill, there are quite a few small railway sleepers. You can also see the remenants of various machinery and installations in the area. There are only a few kilometers to Ogndalen from Malså mines. Many choose to walk or bike over to Ogndalen and Mokk Farm. The area is beautiful and perfect for recreation and outdoor activities.
Geocaching For those interested in geocaching, there are caches to be found at Malså mines