About: Historic Mining Equipment Heaven In Altenberg, Germany
It's nice to see some places preserve their mining history, rather than immediately bulldozing it or forgetting it ever existed. I know of a few preserved mining towns though at least.
Wow.. this was excellent. Such a shame we don't seem to appreciate our mining facilities like the Germans do. Such an integral part of history..
Come to Bamberg, Franconia (Bavaria/Germany) and explore the Underground-Tunnels ;-)
I had to pause the video as we got our first thunder here in SW Florida just now... it was a good and long one too !!
The big log with the iron loops that lift the stamps is essentially a camshaft...continue... :)
Can you IMAGINE how loud it would be in there? All those cams rattling, rocks tumbling, waterwheel....
Really nice. Ty
Don’t worry about the light, your doing a very good job filming. We can see fine. Seeing all of the different machinery etc. is great. Thank you
Hopefully you're headed to Krakow Poland sometime. I suggest you check out the Wieliczka Salt mine just outside Krakow. It first opened in the 13th century. The main tourist route is pretty interesting, where you'll get to see many of the Chapels the miners created along with a lot of spectacular timber work. I would suggest the "Miners Route" tour, or talk to them to see if you can get a more specialized tour. All in all while it's very busy, it's well worth a day underground.
Is this the hole?
I remember when the tin market collapsed because even in Australia the same thing happened. Our tin mines were on a far smaller scale and many were one man operations but very profitable. The Tin was easier to extract too. A customer of mine had a 44 gal drum filled to the top with raw tin, which had he sold it would have realised $20,000. And dense! that drum was impossible to shift. The Cartel which tried to corner the tin market and collapsed caused a lot of grief,leaving only Blivia and it's underpaid workforce as the biggest supplier. Thats changed a lot now of course. Heres a link to the town near where i was living back then .https://www.gleninneshighlands.com/emmaville-mining-museum/
Altenberg Mountain: Drilled to death.
Fore sharing your videos
If you should ever get back to Germany the museum mines Lauthentals Glück in Lauthental and Rammelsberg in Goslar (1,000 years, yes, one millennium of mining done in that one) are worth visiting too. Both are in the Harz Mountains in Lower Saxony.
Sehr schön gemacht und gut erklärt, danke!
Ich denke, es hat euch in Germany gefallen!
Love the international flavour, Justin. There are many old mines here in Australia abandoned and worth exploring, only problem is the country is basically flat, so most of the mine's entries are vertical shafts.
Go to the salt mine in Garmisch, Its cavernous.
Germany does a good job of preserving certain parts of their history. To say that the USA doesn't do this is hyperbole. Take a trip to the Colorado Mining Museum, the School of Mines, and the Molly Kathleen and tell me again that everything is just bulldozed over.
You do get around. This is great!