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"Settlement and Teutoburgia colliery in the northeast of Herne, close to the city limits of Castrop-Rauxel, still today show the typical ensemble of colony and mining industry, although most of the former day care facilities are demolished, but a German conveyor tower from 1907 / 08 and a nacelle still mark the location of the former Teutoburgia colliery and are embedded in a "artificial forest", which not only depicts modern sculptures, but also the contours of the demolished colliery buildings on the ground.Modern art is also an issue in the Maschinenhalle, where the Förderverein Teutoburgia organizes exhibitions and workshops.The Teutoburgia colliery was granted neither a long nor a successful operating time. It is true that the fields were already given out shortly after the middle of the 19th century, but it was not until 1909 that the work in progress for the shafts 1 and 2 began and after another two years the mining began. However, the hopes put into the bill did not come true. The pit field was too small and disturbed storage conditions prevented a profitable mining of coal. After a fourteen-year operating period, the colliery was shut down in 1925 and taken over the pit field of the adjacent colliery Erin in Castrop-Rauxel. During this short period of time, there were two blown-up explosions in 1911 and 1912, each costing six miners. "Source: route-industriekultur.ruhr/themenrouten/22-mythos-ruhrgebiet/kunstwald-zeche-teutoburgia .html
April 17, 2018
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