Glückauf-Tiefbau colliery

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Glückauf-Tiefbau colliery
General information about the mine
Mine dump Gotthelf.jpg

Mine at the Glückauf-Tiefbau colliery
Funding / year up to 379,000 t
Information about the mining company
Employees approx. 2,000
End of operation 1925
Funded raw materials
Degradation of Hard coal
Geographical location
Coordinates 51 ° 28 '20 "  N , 7 ° 26' 57"  E Coordinates: 51 ° 28 '20 "  N , 7 ° 26' 57"  E
Glückauf-Tiefbau colliery (Ruhr regional association)
Glückauf-Tiefbau colliery
Location of the Glückauf-Tiefbau colliery
Location Hombruch
local community Dortmund
Independent city ( NUTS3 ) Dortmund
country State of North Rhine-Westphalia
Country Germany
District Ruhr area

Information board for the Gluckauf Tiefbau colliery
Coal fields, seams and tunnels in the Kirchhörder area in 1868

The Glückauf-Tiefbau colliery was a hard coal mine in Dortmund 's Hombruch district .

Since 1616, the won to lock Brünninghausen sedentary family of Romberg coal. In 1752, the Glückauf Erbstollen mine was created in Bolmke on the Emscher . The tunnel led into the Ardey Mountains and, at 5 km, was the longest in today's Dortmund.

In 1792 the two shafts Gotthelf and Traugott were sunk . The Gotthelf shaft, equipped with two steam engines , was 240 m deep and was the deepest in what was then the county of Mark . In 1865 the Giesbert shaft was added as the third shaft. With the railway connection in 1870, the extracted coal could now be better transported away.

In 1872, the Glückauf-Tiefbau colliery had a workforce of more than 1,000. Baron von Romberg sold the mine to the Dortmund Union .

In 1910, the Glückauf-Tiefbau colliery went to the German-Luxemburgish Mining and Hütten-AG . The Gotthelf, Traugott and Giesbert shafts were more than 720 m, 512 m and 419 m deep. In 1918 the colliery, renamed Glückauf Tiefbau in 1891, produced its highest production of 379,000 tons with 2053 men, including 500 prisoners of war.

The overburden was heaped up into pointed cone heaps with a cable car . The heap, which was later flattened and greened, characterizes today's Hombruch.

The colliery was shut down due to the northern migration of the Ruhr mining industry in 1925. In 1930, the connected coking plant was also shut down.

Current condition

The mine site was on Gotthelfstraße in Hombruch. You can see part of the colliery wall and the dump today. The two filled shafts with manhole covers (for measurements) can be seen on the lawn behind the high-rise buildings .

See also


  • Wilhelm Hermann, Gertrude Hermann: The old mines on the Ruhr. 6th edition, updated by Christiane Syré and Hans-Curt Köster. Langewiesche successor Hans Köster, Königstein im Taunus 2007, ISBN 3-7845-6994-3 .