Nordstern pit

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Nordstern pit
General information about the mine
Funding / year Max. = 600,000 t
Information about the mining company
Operating company Eschweiler Mining Association
Employees 2,500
Start of operation 1880
End of operation 1927
Funded raw materials
Degradation of Hard coal
Geographical location
Coordinates 50 ° 52 '52.4 "  N , 6 ° 7' 28.5"  E Coordinates: 50 ° 52 '52.4 "  N , 6 ° 7' 28.5"  E
Nordstern mine (North Rhine-Westphalia)
Nordstern pit
Location Nordstern pit
Location Merkstein
local community Herzogenrath
country State of North Rhine-Westphalia
Country Germany
District Aachen district

The pit North Star was a mine for coal in the vicinity of today's village of bush between Alsdorf and Merkstein in the area of today's city Herzogenrath in the Aachen region in North Rhine-Westphalia .

In 1876, on the initiative of mining pioneer Eduard Honigmann, the ground was sunk and in 1880 the extraction of fatty coal began. In the first year, 2,500 miners were able to mine 600,000 tons of coal. There was also a coking plant with 180 ovens and an ammonia production plant on the site . In 1890 the mine was connected to the Stolberg – Herzogenrath railway line . The connection to the Carl Alexander mine in neighboring Baesweiler later branched off from the mine station.

In 1914 the heirs of Eduard Honigmann sold the mine to Hahnschen Werke AG. The production was stopped in 1927, but the mine site was not sold to the Eschweiler Mining Association (EBV) until 1950, together with the miners' apartments in Merkstein .

Individual evidence

  1. ^ Grube Nordstern, Merkstein on: from January 31, 2011