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Museum of Mining and Smelting in Zhezdy.

Tours from Karaganda to Zhezkazgan.

“Museum: Sunday residence of the people”

Trip from Zhezkazgan to Zhezdy.

The Museum of the History of Mining and Smelting in the village of Zhezdy was organized by Decree of the Council of Ministers of the Kazakh SSR No. 285-r of 12.21.1988. It was officially opened on July 15, 1994. The exposition of the museum is located in the open air on an area of ​​3 hectares, as well as in exposition and exhibition halls with an area of ​​916.31 square meters.
The museum fund consists of more than 15 thousand exhibits covering the history of mining and smelting, material culture, ethnography and the life of the people. The museum shows history from the Paleolithic to the present. Visitors will see from stone, copper, bronze tips to fragments of a spaceship.
The museum exhibits exhibits from the English period. At the beginning of the XX century, the Englishman Nelson Fall in the territory of modern Karaganda region headed a smelting company. Later, he wrote a book of memoirs, "Russian and Nomad."
At the beginning of the XXth century, JSC Atbasar and Spassky copper mines merged to create a large copper enterprise on the territory of Central Kazakhstan. British industrialists have been building a smelter in Karsakpay since 1913.
But the launch of the copper industry was carried out already under the Soviet regime, in 1928. Engineer Nelson at that time worked at the Spassky factories in Karaganda.

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