Roter Bär Pit - Wikipedia Roter Bär Pit - Wikipedia

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The pit, which was operated by private individuals Eigenlehnernproduced about tons of ironstone annually with a workforce of just men. In the early s when the historical society devoted itself to the creation of a mining museum on the Samson Pit, the then owner of the mining field, Berging.

Prospecting was not only carried out at the level of the surface galleries, but also at a depth of m at the face of the Sieber gallery, the drainage gallery of the St.

The pit is not just used as a visitor mine, however; it is also to supply drinking water and, during the winter, acts as sheltered haven for bats. Great importance is attached to ensuring they are preserved as far as possible in their original state. The very soft, often clayey, ore was won using picks Keilhauen without the need for drilling and blasting.

Despite only moderate levels of iron content, this ore was in great demand because of its good smelting properties and high proportion of manganese. In the surface gallery was opened by the mining working group again, and made partially accessible to visitors.

During this period a network of relatively shallow pits with a total length of more than 1, metres were dug. The mining of brown iron orewhich occurs here as lens-shaped inclusions in a Middle Devonian shale-limestone series, began around and ended in the mids. After 10 years guided tours came to a standstill due to the Second World War.

Roter Bär Pit

Blended with red iron ore from the Sieber valley enabled good wrought iron and cable iron Seileisen to be produced. Ernst Bock took over the gallery and used it occasionally as an educational mine for the Clausthal Mining Academy.

The mine was abandoned and fell into ruins. Today these pits have largely been filled in or collapsed and are only accessible in a few places. In addition, work is underway to carry out further research and to preserve and protect the old mine workings. From there were again unsuccessful attempts to mine the remaining clay minerals in eastern field of the mine.

Highlights include the arsenide nickel - cobalt ores, and a complex composition of selenide mineralizations. Visitor mine[ edit ] A Dennert Fir Tree at the entrance to the show mine In the newly founded Sankt Andreasberg Society for History and Archaeology took the pit over and established the first visitor mine in the Harz.

The site, which now acted as an air-raid sheltersaved the lives of many people who fled here during the fighting in April