Sophia Colliery (Dortmund)

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Sophia colliery
General information about the mine
other names Colliery Sophia in the east
Colliery Sophia in the west
Colliery Sophia in the Hagetheuer Mark
Mining technology Underground mining
Information about the mining company
Employees up to 3
Start of operation 1740
End of operation 1799
Successor use Carlsbank colliery
Funded raw materials
Degradation of Hard coal
Geographical location
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Location Wichlinghofen
local community Dortmund
Independent city ( NUTS3 ) Dortmund
country State of North Rhine-Westphalia
Country Germany
District Ruhr area

The Zeche Sophia is a former hard coal mine in the Wichlinghofen district of Dortmund . The mine was also known as the Zeche Sophia in the east , the Zeche Sophia in the west and the Zeche Sophia in the Hagetheuer Mark .

Mining history

The mine had been in operation for several years from 1740. For the year 1754 a workforce of three miners is named in the documents. In 1771 there was a legal dispute with the Melchertsbank colliery. Later the pit field fell into the mountain free . On April 30, 1799, a new meeting was introduced. The mine then went back into operation, after which the mine was closed again. In 1806 the Carlsbank and Caspar Friedrich collieries illegally appropriated the mine’s remaining coal reserves.


  • Joachim Huske : The coal mines in the Ruhr area. Data and facts from the beginning to 2005 (= publications from the German Mining Museum Bochum 144). 3rd revised and expanded edition. Self-published by the German Mining Museum, Bochum 2006, ISBN 3-937203-24-9 .