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Alter Steinbruch

Alter Steinbruch

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  • Rombea

    In this quarry, diabase was mined for the construction of the Höllentalbahn. The hard rock is mined in several quarries in the region and used for road construction and as aggregate in concrete.

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    • August 30, 2020

  • Tatjana 👣🏞️🍺

    Typical is the diabase rock and the digestion of fossil pillow lava on a flank. Diabas is the old basalt of the Franconian Forest. Glowing magma penetrated the earth ages and solidified to a fine-grained volcanic rock. The rock is a mixture of soda lime feldspar and pyroxene. While young volcanic rocks of this composition are called basalt, the older ones from the Earth's antiquity are called Diabas. In quarries in the vicinity of the Höllental at Marxgrün and Berg, the hard rock is mined today. It is used as aggregate for concrete production and road construction.

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    • July 3, 2018

  • Naxxos

    In the now renatured quarry, the diabase for the construction of the Höllentalbahn was dismantled at the end of the 19th century.

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    • July 11, 2021

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Location: Vogtland, Saxony, Germany

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