The gold gallery
There is gold in the soil of Jumilhac. Certain rivers such as the Isle, the Valouse or the Périgord have a reputation for carrying gold. At Tindeix, 7-8 km to the north-east, a 63 metre shaft was dug at the beginning of the century to find a vein about one metre thick.
Despite the concession granted in 1923, the work stopped. In the old days, 2500 kg of gold were said to have been extracted from the site. At Les Fouilloux, we see a gigantic hole. What could be more natural than to create a Gold Gallery? Here you can learn, among other things, about the history of these galleries, which were mined as early as 250 BC, and how to extract the gold from the ore.