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Brown coal opencast working, Germany

Brown coal opencast working, Germany

Here you see two (in the north a third one) brown coal opencast workings. They wander to the north. Several villages have been destroid and rebuild on other places.
Rating of 1.510/10/2005934Google Earth Logo
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Garzweiler brown coal opencast pit

Garzweiler brown coal opencast pit

Garzweiler brown coal opencast pit near Cologne, Germany
No rating yet07/24/2005933Google Earth Logo
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Powerplant Fortuna

Powerplant Fortuna

This powerplant in Niederaussem west of Cologne is a new one that replaced the old brown coal plant. South west you see the remains of the old brown coal briquette factory and their brown coal mines.
Rating of 402/28/2006844Google Earth Logo
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Soby brown coal mine

Soby brown coal mine

This is the danish lignite or brown coal mine of Soby opened 1939 and lasted till 1970. The mine was 4000 acres big and over 2000 people worked here.

Today it's a museum with housings, a shop but also the equipment used to dig the coal.

The mine was also used as movie location for the danish Morten Korch movie "Vagabonderne paa Bakkegaarden" from 1958.
No rating yet10/02/2007767Google Earth Logo
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Huge brown coal digger overlay

Huge brown coal digger overlay

Huge brown coal digger in a German brown coal mine.
Rating of 3.28571428508/11/2005922Google Earth Logo
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Cerrejon Coal Mine

Cerrejon Coal Mine

Cerrejón is the world's largest export open pit coal mining operation. Coal production capacity is estimated in 22 million metric tons per year. Open pit mining is an operation that starts with the cleaning of the surface and the careful withdrawal of the topsoil layer, which is stored for future rehabilitation of the involved lands.
Rating of 3.403/15/20071,982Google Earth Logo
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Coal mining shaft tower

Coal mining shaft tower

Mining shaft of the former coal mine "Consolidation" in
Gelsenkirchen (Germany).
The mine is closed because it´s unprofitable to keep it open but the mining shaft is still standing.
Rating of 307/26/2007889Google Earth Logo
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Ghost town Otzenrath

Ghost town Otzenrath

Otzenrath is a city soon to be gone because of the Ganzweiler II brown coal mine on the other side if the highway A44. It all began 1999 and latest 2007 all residents has to be moved to Neu-Otzenrath or any other place.

The mining is moing westwards and on the map you can see what and when the next city is gone.
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Brown coal mine, Germany - overlay

Brown coal mine, Germany - overlay

Overlay of a German brown coal mine.
Rating of 3.2508/11/2005878Google Earth Logo
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Bagger 288

Bagger 288

The Bagger 288 (Excavator 288), built by the German company Krupp for the energy and mining firm Rheinbraun, is a bucket-wheel excavator. More specifically, it is a mobile strip mining machine. When completed, Bagger 288 replaced the Space Shuttle Crawler-Transporter as largest tracked vehicle in the world. It was built for the job of mining coal in Hambach, Germany. It can excavate 240,000 ton...
Rating of 4.504/30/20061,587Google Earth Logo
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Open pit mining in Germany

Open pit mining in Germany

The three huge open pit coal mining sites of Inden, Heimbach and Garzweiler in western Germany, including the power plants of Weisweiler, Neurath and Frimmersdorf and placemarks for all mammut bucket chain excavators.
Rating of 3.403/31/20061,186Google Earth Logo
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Loy Yang Coal Power Plant

Loy Yang Coal Power Plant

Loy Yang Power Station is a brown coal fired power station located on the outskirts of the city of Traralgon, in south eastern Victoria, Australia. Loy Yang is a base load supply station, and produces about one third of Victoria's electricity requirements.

Four giant bucket-wheel excavators operate 24 hours a day in the Loy Lang open cut mine, feeding coal directly to the boilers...
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