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Zollhaus mine, Katzenelnbogen, Taunus, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany

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Location is approximate, estimate based on other nearby localities.
Latitude & Longitude: 49° North , 7° East (est.)
Margin of Error:~120km
Name(s) in local language(s):Grube Zollhaus, Katzenelnbogen, Taunus, Rheinland-Pfalz, Deutschland

Hematite and limonite mine.
Dumps and pingen.
Started at the end of the 19th century, abandoned in 1961.

The mine comprised numerous mining claims between Mudershausen and Allendorf near Katzenelnbogen, which were bought by the Krupp company at the end of the 19th century and which were consolidated under the name of "Zollhaus mine".

By 1905, the mine had reached a length of 900m, and in 1906, work on the first deposit, the "Tiefe Gräben", was started.

In total, 12 limonite and 8 hematite deposits were worked.

When mining ceased in 1961, the main tunnel had reached a total length of 4,300m, from Mudershausen to Allendorf.

The total length of all tunnels reached ca. 8,000m.

The Bonscheuer and Hammerberg mines also belonged to the consolidated Zollhaus mine.

Today, only relicts of the former mining activity remain.

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13 valid minerals.

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Rudolf Scheid, Manfred Keiling & Joachim Schmidt: "Der Eisenerz-Bergbau" und "Der Eisenerzbergbau im Raum Katzenellenbogen und Mudershausen. In: Bergbau im Rhein-Lahn-Kreis. Kreisverwaltung Rhein-Lahn, Bad Ems, p. 53ff.

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