Kirner Hartsteinwerke Albert Pfeiffer

Visited: 2011

Kirn, Germany

The ‘Kirner Hartsteinwerke Albert Pfeiffer’ started extracting volcanic andesit rock here in this open-pit mine around 1900. The products were mainly used for road construction. These photos are taken in a small abandoned pit. On the other side of the same mountain they found also quartz and amethyst. Today the quarry employees around 120 people. It will be active until 2040. Another 40 meters of this mountain with a depth of 100 meters will be excavated the next few years.

Photos Kirner Hartsteinwerke Albert Pfeiffer

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