Menzenschwand U-mine/dumps, Krunkelbachtal, Schwarzwald, Germany

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We only found (though nice!) Hematit, Baryt, Fluorit ('Stinkspat'), Quarz (also Amethyst), Pyrit, Calcit in rocks in the forest and around the former entrance of the mine. Before we came here waterpipes, for the transport of Radon-rich water for the health-resort in Menzenschwand, were dug in the forest floor near the mine. The rocks from that construction work contained the above minerals. We found the same minerals in rocks clearly used during the recultivation of the area. The former entrance of the mine is burried under some 2 meters rocks and earth... Some rocks though had large drilling holes in them, like you usually see coming from a quarry or mine. But.... we found no secondary U-minerals anymore.
It is said that after the mine closed in 1991, the surroundings were cleaned with a vacuumcleaner...

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The perfect pension to stay in the Schwarzwald: the Rocklehof in Kirnbach. Download their folder here... (pdf, 1.493 Kb).

Also see:,,, kurpark St.Blasien, kurpark Menzenschwand on this location.

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