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Ancient dumps

Straßegg (Straßeck), Gasen, Birkfeld, Styria, Austria

16.-17. century dumps there; all worked by hand not black powder and not much overgrown by plants - even after 500 years; Nov.2011
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Dump

Straßegg (Straßeck), Gasen, Birkfeld, Styria, Austria

One of several completely overgrown dumps over a distance of 1,2km; dumps mainly from 16th and 17th century; pic Apr.2012
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Dump

Straßegg (Straßeck), Gasen, Birkfeld, Styria, Austria

Overgrown dump nowadays in 2012, 30 years ago well known for boulangerite xtls
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Dump

Straßegg (Straßeck), Gasen, Birkfeld, Styria, Austria

Old dump next the arsenic production plant (well known for schultenite); May 2014
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Mine entrance

Straßegg (Straßeck), Gasen, Birkfeld, Styria, Austria

Adit from 16/17.th century; pic Apr.2012
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Overview

Straßegg (Straßeck), Gasen, Birkfeld, Styria, Austria

The old smelter is about in the center of the pic; Jun.2013
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Slags

Straßegg (Straßeck), Gasen, Birkfeld, Styria, Austria

At the smelter; Jun.2013
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Sublimation plant

Straßegg (Straßeck), Gasen, Birkfeld, Styria, Austria

Here you see the arsenic production plant from Zuckenhut!
On top the sublimation plant (Galeerenofen) for the production of arsenic As2O3, dated back to 1660. In front you see the wet production of realgar (Rauschrot) out of arsenic and sulphur (or H2S?). This was dated back to 1900!
Details of this unique plant (in German) at ...
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Sublimation plant

Straßegg (Straßeck), Gasen, Birkfeld, Styria, Austria

Overview sublimation plant dated back to 1660!
Details (in German) http://www.oeguf.ac.at/Veranstaltungen/Exzerptbrosch%C3%BCre_2008.pdf p.40

Pic from Apr.2012
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Sublimation plant

Straßegg (Straßeck), Gasen, Birkfeld, Styria, Austria

Detailed view of the sublimation plant dated back to 1660!
Details (in German) http://www.oeguf.ac.at/Veranstaltungen/Exzerptbrosch%C3%BCre_2008.pdf p.40

Pic from Apr.2012
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