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Luise Adit, Fossey Mine, Astenet, Lontzen, Plombières-Vieille Montagne-Moresnet (Plombières-Altenberg-Moresnet) mining district, Verviers, Liège, Wallonia, Belgiumi
Regional Level Types
Luise AditAdit
Fossey MineMine
Astenet- not defined -
Lontzen- not defined -
Plombières-Vieille Montagne-Moresnet (Plombières-Altenberg-Moresnet) mining districtMining District
Verviers- not defined -
LiègeProvince
WalloniaRegion
BelgiumCountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
50° 42' 5'' North , 6° 2' 21'' East
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Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
La Calamine10,232 (2011)2.7km
Lontzen4,862 (2011)3.2km
Raeren9,925 (2011)6.6km
Welkenraedt9,006 (2012)6.7km
Plombières9,596 (2011)6.9km
Other/historical names associated with this locality:
Luise stollen
Name(s) in local language(s):
Luise stollen, Mine de Fossey


The mine is located north of Astenet and 2.6 km SE of Moresnet.

The Luise stollen was a horizontal shaft from the Fossey mine to the banks of the river Gueule. At first, the ores were brought to the surface by a vertical shaft.

After the completion of the adit, the ores were transported underground from the gallery at -35 m to the river. There they were loaded in 7-8 wagons of 1 ton.

Through a narrow gauge railway, pulled by a horse, the ore was transported to Moresnet. It ended in 1923.

The Luise Stollen had a total length of 633 meters.

Fossey, ancient zinc and lead mine (starting in 1878 and abandoned in 1923) exploiting 6 ore bodies (Prester was the 5th ore-body, discovered in 1883 and Lindengraben was the 6th ore-body, discovered in 1900).
This mine worked the same veins as Poppelsberg and Rabotrath.

Levels: -35m, -74m, -110m, -146m and -200m.
Two main shafts, one ventilation shaft and two adits (Luisenstollen and Villain IV adit).

Total production:
143.067 tons of calamine, 22.453 tons of schalenblende and 1.327 tons of galena.

Regions containing this locality

Eurasian PlateTectonic Plate
EuropeContinent
Rhenish Massif, EuropeMassif
Eifel Mountains, Germany/BelgiumMountain Range
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