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Goettelborn Colliery

Goettelborn Colliery

You can see the shaft towers over the shafts 2,3 and 4 (f.l.t.r)
The huge white tower over shaft 4 is the hightes shaft tower in the world.
The colliery is closed since 2000
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Cerrejon Coal Mine

Cerrejon Coal Mine

Cerrejˇn 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.
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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...
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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 3.403/31/20061,015Google Earth Logo
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Big Pit mining museum

Big Pit mining museum

old disused coal mine which has been converted into a mining museum with underground tours inside the mine, it has won national prize for best museum in uk. link http://www.wales-underground.org.uk/pit/
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Coal-pit Zollverein XII in Essen, Germany

Coal-pit Zollverein XII in Essen, Germany

Zollverein was once the largest coal mine in Europe , even for a time in the world. Today the central shaft XII of the Zollverein Pit is one of the best known industrial monuments. In December 2001 it was inscribed into the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites. Some links: http://www.stiftung-zollverein.de/Englische%20Version/index2.html
Good pictures at: http://www.industriedenkmal.de/zo...
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Hashima (Battleship) Island

Hashima (Battleship) Island

The island's nickname came from its apparent resemblance to a battleship. The clue to the island's mystery lies in coal mining. Reached by long descending tunnels, coal beds below the bottom of the ocean near Hashima disgorged huge quantities of high-grade coal for almost a century. But in 1974 the inhabitants abandoned the island to the wind and salt spray, leaving behind only unneeded belongi...
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Brown coal opencast mining

Brown coal opencast mining

near Spremberg (Brandenburg), Germany

http://www.rbb-online.de/_/abendschau/ausflugtipps_jsp/key=rbb_beitragex_2567402.html
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German Mining Museum, Bochum

German Mining Museum, Bochum

he German Mining Museum, which was founded in 1930, gives visitors a rare insight into the underground world of tunnels and mine shafts. The 68 metre high winding tower, which stands very near the City's public park, is one of Bochum's most prominent landmarks.
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Big Pit in Blaenafon

Big Pit in Blaenafon

Big Pit is a real coal mine and one of Britain's leading mining museums.

The mine opened for visitors in 1983.

Big Pit stands on the edge of Blaenafon
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Worlds biggest solar energy plant in Espenhain

Worlds biggest solar energy plant in Espenhain

The solar power station Espenhain is in a former open mining with Espenhain (in Saxonia) established a solar power station. This power station is a Photovoltaik plant.

It is solar a community project of the citizens of Berlin project development company Geosol and the Shell AG. On that 16 hectares large areas supply 33,500 solar modules a total output of approximately five megaw...
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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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