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Herzog Shaft, Straßberg, Harzgerode mining district, Harz, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany

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Name(s) in local language(s): Herzogschacht, Straßberg, Harzgeröder Bergbaurevier, Harz, Sachsen-Anhalt, Deutschland
Ancient lead and silver mine. During the 18th and 19th centuries, the main ore was argentiferous galena, included in calcite-quartz-siderite-fluorite veins of the Biwend (or Lindenberg) vein system ('Biwender Gangzug', 'Lindenberger Gangzug'). The geological structure of these veins is very similar to those of the Neudorf-Straßberg vein system worked a little further south (see: Neudorf). In the late 20th century, the mine was worked for fluorite until its closure in 1991. The shaft was also used to extract the ores raised at neighbouring mines (including the Glaseberg Mine at Straßberg, the Brachmannsberg Mine at Siptenfelde, and the Anna and Hirschbüchenkopf mines at Güntersberge), to which it was connected underground.

Located 2 km north of Straßberg and about 7 km WSW of Harzgerode.

Many mineral entries for this mine, which are tracable back to WITTERN's publications, must be graded as questionable, because some of his sources (by his own account) are refering to a larger mining district, to which the Harzgerode mines and -at least administratively- the Wolfsberg mine did belong also.
Further are some rare (bismuth-)minerals only found at the Brachmannsberg vein, which has an own mindat entry, like the Glasebach mine also. Both mines were worked underground from the Herzog shaft but belong to different veins.

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