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Former railway line Leipzig-Plagwitz-Pörsten, here at Röcken the former gravel washing and coal loading system.
Due to its coal-bearing subsoil, the town of Röcken is part of the lignite deposit, which is located under and around Lützen, and geologically belongs to the Weißelster basin of the Leipzig lowlands bay.
The Gustav Adolf opencast mine was opened south of Röcken in 1920. Due to problems with the groundwater system, mining had to be stopped in 1929. A striking tool from this period is the still existing but dilapidated gravel washing and coal loading system, which was built not far from Röcken parallel to the railway line. After 1990 the opencast mine was reforested with softwood plants. de.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Röcken
June 6, 2020
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