Brown coal mining in Grossalmerode (Germany) !
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The construction of the colliery's buildings.
Where Hirschberg colliery's coal is loaded.
|Faulbach colliery in earlier times.||
This is where the coal was sold and loaded.
|The workers of the colliery's Gustav tunnel.||In the underground pit foremen's room.||A man is moving a mine car filled up with coal.||An underground roadway in the 1950s.|
|Miners while extracting the coal underground.||The entire brown coal mine in Grossalmerode.||The conveyor is coming from underground.||A heavy machine with the conveyor in the background.|
|Brown coal and clay seams in the mining area.||A large lorry on the slagheap for the coal.||The slagheap after the colliery's shutdown.||The opencast mine in the year 1991.|
|In the Paradiesfeld opencast mine.||On the colliery's railway area.||This machine is used for building tunnels.||The pit foremen's house at Hirschberg mine.|
|A view into a bunker for the coal.||A bunker for the coal built in 1927.||The entrance to a new tunnel of the colliery.||Another entrance to a tunnel one year later.|
|Underground in the colliery's tunnels.||A fan for underground use.||A miner during a break in the colliery.||Short before a blasting.|
|In one of the colliery's processing plants.||The protection against firedamp explosions.||A special way of coal production.||A fork of an underground roadway.|
|Heavy machines are used underground.||Where the coal is passed to another conveyor.||The colliery's marsh and a strong pump.||In a roadway.|
|This machine has to build a new tunnel.||One of the colliery's main roadways.||Where the mechanic fitters work.||These miners are making some drill holes.|
|The wooden pillars for the miners' safety.||After that the tunnel was filled up.||The entrance during the process of filling up.||Where the tunnel's entrance has been...|
|The area is prepared for future use.||The last train with coal on December 13th, in 2002.||The colliery's former filling station.|