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The huge remaining open-cast mines left after the lignite had been mined led to considerations for further use in the GDR era, although initially only a large water reservoir was considered.
After reunification, since 1991 the plans have been aimed at renovation with the aim of creating a national recreational area under the name Geiseltaler Seenkomplex. Opencast mining ceased on June 30, 1993 after a total of 1.4 billion tons of lignite was mined and the same amount of overburden was moved. Mining resulted in a nearly 80 m deep open-pit hole of around 2,600 hectares.
August 13, 2017
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