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|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.
|Huge brown coal digger in a German brown coal mine.||08/11/2005||834|
|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.||02/28/2006||740|
|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.||10/10/2005||818|
|Garzweiler brown coal opencast pit near Cologne, Germany||07/24/2005||864|
|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...
|This is the worlds largest open-cast coal mine, the long thin face is about 6 x 1/4 miles and the W shaped face is about 3 x 2 miles. To the north you can find GRES-2, a very large Coal burning powerplant and to the east of this mine you can see an incredibly long canal flowing south-east.||08/04/2005||865|
|Mining shaft of the former coal mine "Consolidation" in|
The mine is closed because it´s unprofitable to keep it open but the mining shaft is still standing.
|This is a very large coal burning power plant in eastern Kazakhstan, with what is reported to be the tallest chimney in the world (420m). There should be another station very similar nearby, called GRES-1, although I can't locate it myself. This power station is just north of the worlds largest open-cast coal mine, the Bogatyr mine.||08/04/2005||608|
|Rheinisches Braunkohlerevier (various mines, surface, sub-surface, and future-planned, in Germany).||07/30/2005||1,095|
|near Spremberg (Brandenburg), Germany|
|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.