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August-Victoria I-II (Germany)

The two remaining headstocks of Zeche Victoria: pit I and II. These two pits became active around the turn of the twentieth century. Named after the Kaiserin Auguste Viktoria von Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Augustenburg, this coal mine used to count seven pits in its heydays (around the 1960s). After the mine shut down, the buildings surrounding pit I and II were preserved – thus safeguarding their grand architecture – and today fulfill new functions.

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Zeche OP (Germany)

Abandoned coal mine somewhere in Germany.

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Charbonnage de FT (Belgium)

The permit for the pits around FT was already granted around 1770. Around 1890, when the company became the official ‘Société Anonyme du Charbonnage de FT’, several pits were exploited. In 1920, a big accident occurred in one of the pits, causing 12 deaths. The mine already stopped producing in the mid-1930’s.

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