|General information about the mine|
|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|
|( NUTS3 )||Rhein-Sieg district|
|country||State of North Rhine-Westphalia|
|District||Bensberg ore district|
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.
- 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
- Rhein-Sieg-Kreis-online, pictures and text for Grube Penny, accessed on October 24, 2014
- Mineralienatlas - Grube Penny ( Memento from June 26th 2014 in the web archive archive.today )
- Hike through the Naafbachtal accessed on October 24, 2014