History of mining and miners
Interview with miner Ottavio Bianchi Santa Fiora.
Started working underground in 1960. He explains as was the progress in the Bagnore mine.
In 1935 it was possible to do fortnights, that is making systems for trees, dedicated to those who were unemployed. Other work by women: embroidery, vegetable garden, sheep farming, harvest and care of the house.
At 13 he left for the grubbing in Maremma
At 18 he went to work at the Baccinello mine. In 1958 digging discovers "bones" that were the skeletons of Oreopitechus bambolii.
We thank the Miners Association Museum through which exists and endures the Mining Museum of the Monte Amiata in Santa Fiora.