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Gondenau mine
General information about the mine
Mining technology Tunnel construction
Information about the mining company
End of operation 1949
Funded raw materials
Degradation of Slate / lead, silver
Degradation of Lead, silver
Geographical location
Coordinates 49 ° 56 '49.5 "  N , 7 ° 9' 28.2"  E Coordinates: 49 ° 56 '49.5 "  N , 7 ° 9' 28.2"  E
Gondenau mine (Rhineland-Palatinate)
Gondenau mine
Location of the Gondenau mine
local community Traben-Trarbach
( NUTS3 ) Bernkastel-Wittlich district
country State of Rhineland-Palatinate
Country Germany

Gondenau is a former slate and ore mine in the Trarbacher Grubenfeld, approx. 3 km east of Traben-Trarbach / Mosel (slope side to the Ahringsbach valley ).

The first documentary mentions for 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).


  • Horst Faust: The Gondenau. Slate and ore in the Starkenburg Forest . Neuheisel, Traben-Trarbach 2003.

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Individual evidence

  1. Former ore and slate quarry Gondenau