IMPORTANT MESSAGE. We need your support now to keep mindat.org running. Click here to find out why.
Log InRegister
Home PageAbout MindatThe Mindat ManualHistory of MindatCopyright StatusWho We AreContact UsAdvertise on Mindat
Donate to MindatCorporate SponsorshipSponsor a PageSponsored PagesMindat AdvertisersAdvertise on Mindat
Learning CenterWhat is a mineral?The most common minerals on earthInformation for EducatorsMindat Articles
Minerals by PropertiesMinerals by ChemistryAdvanced Locality SearchRandom MineralRandom LocalitySearch by minIDLocalities Near MeSearch ArticlesSearch GlossaryMore Search Options
Search For:
Mineral Name:
Locality Name:
Keyword(s):
 
The Mindat ManualAdd a New PhotoRate PhotosLocality Edit ReportCoordinate Completion ReportAdd Glossary Item
Mining CompaniesStatisticsThe ElementsUsersBooks & MagazinesMineral MuseumsMineral Shows & EventsThe Mindat DirectoryDevice Settings
Photo SearchPhoto GalleriesNew Photos TodayNew Photos YesterdayMembers' Photo GalleriesPast Photo of the Day Gallery

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

This page is currently not sponsored. Click here to sponsor this page.
 
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.


Mineral List


13 valid minerals.

This page contains all mineral locality references listed on mindat.org. This does not claim to be a complete list. If you know of more minerals from this site, please register so you can add to our database. This locality information is for reference purposes only. You should never attempt to visit any sites listed in mindat.org without first ensuring that you have the permission of the land and/or mineral rights holders for access and that you are aware of all safety precautions necessary.

References

Sort by Year (asc) | by Year (desc) | by Author (A-Z) | by Author (Z-A)
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.

External Links


Mineral and/or Locality  
Mindat.org is an outreach project of the Hudson Institute of Mineralogy, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization.
Copyright © mindat.org and the Hudson Institute of Mineralogy 1993-2018, except where stated. Mindat.org relies on the contributions of thousands of members and supporters.
Privacy Policy - Terms & Conditions - Contact Us Current server date and time: November 18, 2018 02:38:35 Page generated: March 6, 2018 09:38:11
Go to top of page