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Berislav Šebečić

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APA 6th Edition
Šebečić, B. (1996). PRAĆENJE RUDARSKE DJELATNOSTI. Rudarsko-geološko-naftni zbornik, 8 (1), 37-49. Retrieved from
MLA 8th Edition
Šebečić, Berislav. "PRAĆENJE RUDARSKE DJELATNOSTI." Rudarsko-geološko-naftni zbornik, vol. 8, no. 1, 1996, pp. 37-49. Accessed 15 Jun. 2021.
Chicago 17th Edition
Šebečić, Berislav. "PRAĆENJE RUDARSKE DJELATNOSTI." Rudarsko-geološko-naftni zbornik 8, no. 1 (1996): 37-49.
Šebečić, B. (1996). 'PRAĆENJE RUDARSKE DJELATNOSTI', Rudarsko-geološko-naftni zbornik, 8(1), pp. 37-49. Available at: (Accessed 15 June 2021)
Šebečić B. PRAĆENJE RUDARSKE DJELATNOSTI. Rudarsko-geološko-naftni zbornik [Internet]. 1996 [cited 2021 June 15];8(1):37-49. Available from:
B. Šebečić, "PRAĆENJE RUDARSKE DJELATNOSTI", Rudarsko-geološko-naftni zbornik, vol.8, no. 1, pp. 37-49, 1996. [Online]. Available: [Accessed: 15 June 2021]

The way mining was monitored in the past depended on knowledge, interest and the existing legal regulations. Documentary evidence about this work can be found in archives, libraries and museums. In particular, there is the rich archival material (papers and books) concerning the work of the one-time Imperial and Royal Mining Captaincies in Zagreb, Zadar, Klagenfurt and Split, A minor part of the documentation has not yet been transferred to Croatia.
From mining handbooks and books we can also find out about mining in Croatia. In the context of Austro-Hungary. For example, we can find out that the first governorships in Zagreb and Zadar headed the Ban, Count Jelacic and Baron Mamula were also the top mining authorities, though this, probably from political motives, was suppressed in the guides and inventories or the Mining Captaincies. At the end of the 1850s, Croatia produced 92-94% of sea salt, up to 8.5% of sulphur, 19.5% of asphalt and 100% of oil for the Austro-Hungarian empire. From data about mining in the Split Mining Captaincy, prepared for the Philadephia Exhibition, it can be seen that in the exploratory mining operations in which there were 33,372 independent mines declared in 1925 they were looking mainly for bauxite (60,0%), then dark coal (19,0%), asphalts (10.3%) and lignites (62%). In 1931, within the area covered by the same captaincy, of 74 declared mines, only 9 were working. There were five coal mines, three bauxite mines and one for asphalt. I suggest that within state institution, the Mining Captaincy or Authority be renewed, or that a Mining and Geological Authority be set ap, which would lead to the more complete affirmation of Croatian mining.

mining courts; commissions; captaincy; ministries; archives

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