HWF went for a hike.
November 9, 2020
Hausrunde-Südost with Sir Henry, down through the Gondenau to Ahrings-Müller and the old road (Bachweg) back to the Hiewel.Gondenau is a former slate and ore mine in the Trarbacher mine field, approx. 3 km east of Traben-Trarbach / Mosel (slope side to the Ahringsbach valley).The first documentary mentions of slate and ore mining in what was then the county of Sponheim can only be found in the late Middle Ages.In 1949 the mine was closed.By 1948, 50,000 tons of gangue had been recovered. From this, 3,200 tons of lead, 4,200 tons of zinc, 12 tons of copper and 1 ton of silver of metal were made up (melted).(My entry in Wiki)bewegunghilft.de