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Crystal Hunter Museum

For centuries, the treasures of the mountains have been tracked by crystal hunters, also called crystal searchers, and extracted from the crevices. In the 16th  and 17th  centuries, the crystals were sold to Milan, where they were converted into precious chandeliers, chalices and relics. The crystal hunters were able to improve their poor income. Nowadays the crystals are collected for sale to collectors and museums or for personal passion. The mineral crevices are distributed in the World Heritage Region rather irregularly. The main occurrences are located in the Grimsel area. Towards the west, their frequency decreases rapidly.
In the World Heritage Region exist several museums where you can admire the fascinating treasures of the mountains.