Monopoly pit Grimberg 1/2 mine

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Monopoly pit Grimberg 1/2 mine
General information about the mine
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Monopol colliery, Grimberg shafts 1/2 1959
Information about the mining company
Start of operation 1893
End of operation 1995
Successor use Commercial space
Funded raw materials
Degradation of Hard coal
Geographical location
Coordinates 51 ° 37 '12.9 "  N , 7 ° 37' 43.1"  E Coordinates: 51 ° 37 '12.9 "  N , 7 ° 37' 43.1"  E
Monopoly colliery Grimberg 1/2 shaft (Ruhr Regional Association)
Monopoly pit Grimberg 1/2 mine
Location Monopol colliery Grimberg shaft 1/2
Location Bergkamen
local community Bergkamen
District ( NUTS3 ) Unna
country State of North Rhine-Westphalia
Country Germany
District Ruhr area

Headframe of the former Monopol colliery in Bergkamen
The processing hall and the Grimberg 2 shaft as seen from the Großes Holz heap

The Monopol Grimberg 1/2 colliery was one of three hard coal mines in Bergkamen . It was located on Erich-Ollenhauer-Straße and subsequently belonged together with the Zeche Monopol Schacht Grimberg 3/4 to the East mine with a mine field of 285 km².


Shaft 1 was sunk in 1890 , in 1891 it reached the Carboniferous at 453 m depth . The promotion began in 1893. In 1995 was Schacht filled . The headframe above shaft 1 was demolished in 1997/1998.

The lying next to slot 2 was drilled in 1893, in 1894 he went at 82 m depth to break and rescheduled it went into operation 1896th At the end of the 1970s, Grimberg was modernized, with the modern winding tower above shaft 2 being built. Only a few years later, Grimberg was merged with the Haus Aden collieries in Oberaden and Heinrich Robert in Hamm, and mining in Bergkamen was discontinued. Shaft 2 has now been placed under monument protection, the winding tower with hoisting machine and the shaft hall are to be made accessible to the public. The establishment of a teaching gallery is also planned.

In December 2019, the Grimberg 2 shaft was filled with approx. 36,000 cubic meters of concrete and has therefore no longer served as a drainage shaft.

Today several recycling companies have set up shop on the site.


  • Hermann, Wilhelm and Gertrude: The old mines on the Ruhr . Past and future of a key technology. With a catalog of the "life stories" of 477 mines. 6th edition, expanded by an excursus according to p. 216 and updated in energy policy parts, the 5th, completely revised and expanded edition 2003, post-processing 2002: Christiane Syré, final editing 2007 Hans-Curt Köster (=  The Blue Books ). Langewiesche publishing house, Königstein i. Ts. 2008, ISBN 978-3-7845-6994-9 .
  • Peter Voss: The mines in the Unna district. Photo chronicle of the mines Freiberg, Caroline, Massener Tiefbau, Alter Hellweg, Königsborn, Monopol, Haus Aden, Prussia, Victoria, Minister Achenbach, Hermann, Werne, Stollen- und Kleinzechen . 1st edition. Regio-Verlag, Werne 1995, ISBN 3-929158-05-1 .

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. Werner Lindemann: After the mining era: This is how Bergkamen's shafts are filled. In: December 13, 2019, accessed January 11, 2020 .