Goldbergwerk Name Gottes

Useful Information

Location: Goldberg near Goldkronach.
Open: Only after appointment.
OCT to MAR closed for bat protection.
Fee: Adults EUR 3.50, Children (12-16) EUR 1.50, Children (8-11) free, Children (0-7) not allowed.
Classification: MineGold Mine
Light: LightIncandescent Electric Light System
Guided tours: L=105 m.
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1997 opened to the public.


The main dyke is running from north to south through the Goldberg, from the village Brandholz to the village Goldkronach. The gold bearing dykes are quartz surrounded by phylittic clay slate, diabas dykes and hyllitic gneiss. The gold ore is gold bearing pyrite (FeS2) with a gold content of 400g to 1kg gold per ton ore. The dyke contains a nuber of other minerals.


The show mine Besucherbergwerk "Mittlerer-Name-Gottes" was opened to the public in 1997. It is a Medieval tunnel which is developed as a show mine for 105 m. The Medieval mning techniques and the working conditions of the miners are explained. An extension of the show mine to a total length of 400 m is planned.