Luise Adit, Fossey Mine, Astenet, Lontzen, Plombières-Vieille Montagne-Moresnet (Plombières-Altenberg-Moresnet) mining district, Verviers, Liège, Wallonia, Belgiumi
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|Lontzen||- not defined -|
|Plombières-Vieille Montagne-Moresnet (Plombières-Altenberg-Moresnet) mining district||Mining District|
|Verviers||- not defined -|
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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
50° 42' 5'' North , 6° 2' 21'' East
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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).
143.067 tons of calamine, 22.453 tons of schalenblende and 1.327 tons of galena.
Regions containing this locality
|Eurasian Plate||Tectonic Plate|
|Rhenish Massif, Europe||Massif|
|Eifel Mountains, Germany/Belgium||Mountain Range|
No minerals currently recorded for this locality.
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