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Sep 4, 2015 - Mining and Minerals

Mining and Minerals It finally rained heavily on our last day in Germany. We have only had great weather. We drove to see some of the mining history of the area. First we went to the Historic Copper Mine near Fishbach. The mine was started in the 1400s and operated continuously until the French took over the area in the late 1700s. The main cavern is really big and it is hard to imagine that this is not a cave made by water; rather it was chipped out inch by inch by small men at a very slow rate. Sometimes they would hit a dead end with no...

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