Pit penny

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Pit penny
General information about the mine
Orifice pit Penny.jpg
Penny pit tunnel mouth hole
Mining technology Civil engineering
Information about the mining company
Start of operation 1899
End of operation 1908
Funded raw materials
Degradation of Lead , zinc , iron
Geographical location
Coordinates 50 ° 54 '5.4 "  N , 7 ° 18' 17"  E Coordinates: 50 ° 54 '5.4 "  N , 7 ° 18' 17"  E
Penny mine (North Rhine-Westphalia)
Pit penny
Location pit penny
Location Mohlscheid
local community Seelscheid
( NUTS3 ) Rhein-Sieg district
country State of North Rhine-Westphalia
Country Germany
District Bensberg ore district

The Penny mine is a former non-ferrous metal ore mine in the Bensberg ore district in Seelscheid . The mine field was in the vicinity of Mohlscheid .


Old pings in the area indicate that mining was already being carried out in the Penny mine field in the Middle Ages . As an independent mine, the Penny mine was only in operation from 1899–1908. It was accessed via a tunnel with a length of 650 meters, which had an overburden of 60 meters at its deepest point. It was connected to the shaft , which had a total depth of 125 meters. Below the bottom of the tunnel, the shaft had two underground levels at a distance of 30 meters . After the Second World War , experimental work was carried out again from 1952 to 1957.

Operation and facilities

Apparently there was never a regular mining operation. During investigations in 1910, 3,131 t of debris were extracted , which was processed in the processing plant of the Nikolaus-Phönix mine . From these, 3 t visor and 19 t lead ore obtained.

From the Penny pit you can see the former dumps and the covered shaft in the middle of a wooded hill . You can also see the foundations of the small machine house. The deep tunnel is set in concrete and buried after approx. 20 m.


  • Albert Seemann: History of the ore mine Penny , in: Heimatblätter des Heimat- und Geschichtsverein Neunkirchen-Seelscheid eV, Yearbook No. 12, 1997, pp. 145 ff.

Individual evidence

  1. a b Rainer Slotta : Technical Monuments in the Federal Republic of Germany 4 / I , published by the German Mining Museum Bochum 1983, p. 658 f. ISBN 3-921533-25-2

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