The Old Takomäki Quarry

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  • Takomäentie
    54800 Savitaipale

On the border of the Välijoki and Havo villages there is an old quarry Takomäki. The quarry was previously used to mine brown Rapakivi granite. The commercial name for the granite was ”Karelian Brown” or ”Baltic Brown”. Due to variations in the hue and quality of the stone, the mining ended in 1987. Nowadays the quarry is a popular recreation and swimming area during summer.