Fosse de l’Aigle

Built: 1899

Abandoned: 2010

Visited: 2013

France

Fosse de l’Aigle is a former colliery of a mining area in France. The mine was built in 1899 and production started in 1902. The next years the mine is the main employer of the region, a new town is built next to the site to house the miners and other workers. In 1936 a new headstock is built and in the 50’s another pit is opened. The oil crisis gives the colliery an important part in the local and national economy.

In the early 1990’s there is no ask for coal as a energy source anymore, the first pits are closed. In 2010 the mine is forced to close down completely. Because the site is listed as historical monuments, the buildings are still there today.

Photos Fosse de l’Aigle

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