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Report - Zeche M / Heinz, Germany - December 2014

Discussion in 'European and International Sites' started by AndyK, Jun 25, 2015.

  1. AndyK

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    Zeche M/Heinz is a huge abandoned Bergwerk or coal mine in Germany. The underground pits extend great distances, and above ground the industrial site for processing the hard coal is certainly large-scale. The site has developed over the years so the complex of buildings and machinery are a combination of modern technology alongside older techniques.

    A huge 55 meter tall tower houses two electric motors and winding gear for hoisting the miners and equipment into and out of the mineshaft. Each has its own control room to add to the epic look!

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    There are several rooms for the baskets in which the miners stored their clothing and personal belongings while they were mining. Each basket can the drawn up to the ceiling, out of reach, and locked in place to ensure the security of the items they contain.

    The coal processing plant is extensive and contains a network of conveyors for transporting the coal around the site. Some of the machines are clearly older than others and some appear to have been out of commission for a lot longer than the the site has been closed.

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  2. Ojay

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    You lads sure know how to compose a pic, far from blowing sunshine up arses, I'm merely pointing out the obvious, keep 'em coming and get some new shit up :p
     
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    Wish i had stopped to see more of this place, rather than rushing to find the Kaue, sweet photo's.
     
  4. Cuuvin

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    Aces! :thumb Looks more like shift change, than abandoned .... :D
     
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    Nice, good to see others making the effort here.
     
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    Fantastic set of photos. And a very helpful report. I had seen those small cages before but had no idea what they were for!

    I'd love to go here on my next Euro trip...
     
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    Never really been that much into the whole industrial thing, but these shots are fantastic!
     
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