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davetidza

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Where is the mine in the photograph
Posted: 04/12/2011 13:23:23
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Here are a couple of photos of a mine in Central Germany. I was travelling from the Harz Mountains south-westwards towards Koblenz and the Rhine Valley.

This was taken in October this year. The mine was working and the headgear wheels going round, but only intermittently. I don't think it was a coal mine as the produce beyond the plant seemed to be stacked up in 1 tonne builders bags. Salt? or Potash?

Where was it and what is it called?


http://www.panoramio.com/photo/63065756

http://www.panoramio.com/photo/63065812

Cheers, in advance.
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Where is the mine in the photograph
Posted: 04/12/2011 13:49:16
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It's the Kalibergwerk Bleicherode a former Potash mine near Nordhausen in the state of Thuringia in what was the GDR (East Germany) - the surface buildings are now preserved as a museum. It's locate just to the northeast of the town of Bleicherode (lat 51.452423 long 10.598116

Parts of it are used for underground disposal of mining and non-mining waste (e.g. toxic wastes) by a company by the name of NDHE.

The headframes are on von Velsen shafts I and II
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Where is the mine in the photograph
Posted: 04/12/2011 14:24:36
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Thank you very much for an excellant reply.

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