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Eisenerzgrube Lengede-Broistedt

Das Wunder von Lengede


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Open: No restrictions.
[2009]
Fee: free.
[2009]
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Bibliography: Otto Bilges et al. (1987): Die Lichter sind erloschen - Über den historischen Bergbau im Landkreis Peine, Doris Bode Verlag, Haltern 1987, ISBN 3-925094-07-5. (Deutsch - German)
Rainer Slotta (1986): Technische Denkmäler in der Bundesrepublik Deutschland, Band 5, Teil 1: Der Eisenerzbergbau, Deutsches Bergbaumuseum, Bochum 1986. (Deutsch - German)
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History

 
1824-1825First unsuccessful smelting experiments documented.
1860fisrt written mention of open cast mining.
17-NOV-1872property purchased by the Ilseder Hütte.
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Geology


Description

This is a rather strange site, and it is actually not a show mine. There is no underground tour, not even a mining museum. Actually there is very little except a story and a movie. But lets start at the beginning.

The Eisenerzgrube Lengede-Broistedt (iron mine at Lengede-Broistedt) is an iron mine located at the small village Lengede. First unsuccessful smelting experiments are documented from 1824-1825. There was an open cast mine around 1860, probably wild mining by local farmers even earlier. Modern mining started with the purchase of the area by the Ilseder Hütte from Julius Lüchau, a merchant from Hannover. They started systematic mining and after they had removed the soil manually, the mining increased to 15,000t in 1877.


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