Bråstad (Braastad) gruver, Øyestad, Arendal jerngruver, Arendal kommune, Aust-Agder fylke, Norge
Proterozoic skarn-ironore ore belonging to the Bråstad-Omholt Mining Field W of Arendal. The Bråstad Fe mines were among the largest and most important of the Fe-mines in Arendal municipality. It was closed down in 1975. Most of the mining dumps has now been completely removed to used for road constructions. Many of the mines are now filled with much garbage.
The mining area covers 600 x 600m and more than 40 mines and prospect are registered.
The mines, shaft and prospects belonging to the Bråstad Mines are concentrated in mainly areas:
- The oldest ones located between Slottetjenn og Bergtjenn, among these are Katte, Østre Zugge, Vestre Zugge, Tre Brødre, Hvalfisk and Lille Langgruve Mines.
- The other area is located more to SW. Among these are the Hesterumpe, Gamle Langgruve, Gyldenløwe, Antoinette, Erlands gruve, Skoggruva, Ovnsgruva, Treschow, Charlotte Mines and a large number of smaller prospects.
References- Arendal kommune. Planprogram kommuneplan Bråstad-Stoa-Selde. Scenario for arealbruk. Arendal nov.2008.
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Locality Updated: Caroline Mine, Thale, Harz, Saxony-Anhalt, GermanyFrom Thomas Lühr, 24th May 2013 20:32:31