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Mines of Rammelsberg

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Location type: Mine
Location address: Deutschland, Goslar, Goslar
Number of texts: 2
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The Mines of Rammelsberg are a UNESCO World heritage site.  Initially the main product was silver ore, then later copper, and finally lead. The mines were exhausted only in the 1980s, and were shut down in 1988.

Mining at the Rammelsberg was first mentioned in the Res gestae saxonicae by Saxon chronicler Widukind of Corvey about 968. The site knew a continuous mineral extraction over a period of more than 1000 years.

Linked themes: World heritage, History, Geology

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The Rammelsberg is a mountain, 635 m high, on the northern edge of the Harz, south of the town of Goslar in the north German state of Lower Saxony. The mountain is the location of an important mine, the only mine which had been working continuously for over 1,000 years when it finally closed in 1988. Since 1992, the visitors’ mine of Rammelsberg has become a UNESCO World heritage site.

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