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Vater Abraham Mine, Oberscheibe, Schwarzenberg District, Erzgebirge, Saxony, Germany

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Vater Abraham Mine, Oberscheibe, Schwarzenberg District, Erzgebirge, Saxony, Germany

Photo: David J. Eicher
Latitude: 50°32'0"N
Longitude: 12°54'20"E
Vater Abraham Fundgrube, Oberscheibe, Revier Schwarzenberg, Erzgebirge, Sachsen, Deutschland

An old iron mine, working a mixed magnetite and iron sulphide deposit hosted in micaschists. The mine was started in 1677 and worked with minor interruptions until 1862. During this time, it raised 29,636 tons of iron ore.

References

- Baumann, L., Kuschka, E. and Seifert, T. (2000): Lagerstätten des Erzgebirges. Enke Verlag, Stuttgart, p. 163.
- Nickerl, F., and Röthig, H. (2000): Verzeichnis der Berggebäude von Oberscheibe 1500-1900. Streifzüge durch die Geschichte des oberen Erzgebirges, Bergbaunachrichten. Arbeitskreis Annaberg-Buchholzer Heimatforscher, 20 pp. (in German).

External Links

http://www.geschichte-ana.de/wb/media/bergbaunachrichten/oberscheibe.pdf

Mineral List

Goethite
Hematite
Limonite
Magnetite
'Psilomelane'
Pyrite
Quartz


7 entries listed. 5 valid minerals.

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