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Report - Hasard Cheratt, Belguim, April 13

Discussion in 'European and International Sites' started by H1971, Apr 14, 2013.

  1. H1971

    H1971 28DL Regular User
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    Well what can I say.............................we all had an absolute blast on this trip...................here's to many more :)
    This was the first on our list and we weren't disappointed.
    Ok so I am going to get told off from Magpie for pinching his history................but I have been rather busy of late lol

    History
    This coal mine, located in the heart of the town of Cheratte, dates back to the 1860's, and was one of the numerous mines in the Liège coal basin. The main buildings consists of a tall, castle-like winding tower over shaft 1, which is connected to two similar looking wings, which held washrooms and other related facilities. A low laying building in the center of the facility served as a lamp room and charging area. The remains of a tower can be seen on the hill behind the mine, which sits over the shaft "Puits Hognée," and was used to transport waste materials. The imposing concrete winding tower sits over shaft 3, which is the deepest shaft at this facility (480 meters).
    The mine has been closed since 1977, and has remained undisturbed for the most part. It has been designated as a Belgian protected landmark, which equates to fencing, signs, and nothing else.

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    Enjoy :)
     

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