After the end of the Second World War, dozens of expeditions and hundreds of specialists began working in the Carpathians, searching for deposits of oil, gas, manganese, marble, rhodonite, silver and gold by drilling and digging.
The sites of these explorations - stulms, pits and quarries - can still be seen while traveling on Chyvchyno-Grynyav mountains. These silent witnesses of historical events are increasingly attracting researchers of the past and inquisitive travelers from Ukraine and Europe. You should also visit these places.
The stulm on Lostun
On Mount Lostun there is a vertical shaft of the mine 8 meters deep, the bottom of which is filled with water. This mine was built by the Germans during World War II for manganese ore mining. At one time, geologist Igor Magnovskyi with the help of special equipment and other specialists managed to descend to the bottom of this mine. Two more entrances to the gallery already completely destroyed. However, there is a partially preserved hole of a horizontal gasket of 5 meters nearby, and further down the passage is blocked.
Stulm near Preluchnyi
The stulm near Preluchnyi Reconnaissance horizontal stulm, where manganese ore was mined in the past. Located on the southeastern slopes of the Preluchnyi ridge in the Perkalab Verkhovyna Park. Specialists managed to pass it completely only in a wetsuit. The cave is half filled with water, and the entrance is half destroyed. Tourists can see the entrance to the stulm.