Sadon and Halon - these villages were destroyed by mudslides in the not so distant past, in 2002. For more than a century, nonferrous metallurgy was considered to be the foundation of the North Ossetian industry. Mining began to develop here in the 1850s, with the participation of foreign capital. The
Alagirsky silver-plumbum plant was built, and development of Sadonskoe mine had began. In 1886, the Belgian miners built the towns of Halon and Sadon, and they survived until 2002. Then the mudflows flooded the mines and buildings were ruined. Today, Sadon and Halon are dangerous to live in.