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Location DB > Germany > Nordrhein-Westfalen > Otzenrath > Otzenrath (Mine)
Otzenrath (Mine)
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created by IIVQ on 5/21/2005 8:50 PM
last modified by On_Parole on 11/23/2007 12:28 PM
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A few cubic kilometres (yes, cubic km) in missing sand and coal.
 Basic Information
Type: Outdoors
Status: Under Construction
Accessibility: Moderate
Recommendation: drop everything - must see
 Physical Information

Otzenrath, Nordrhein-Westfalen
  • unsafe flooring
  •  Interesting Features
    BIG! One enourmous day mining pit, guessed to be 150 metres deep. Excavators with 1000 Cubic metre scoop wheels, which eat away the ground.
     Security Measures
  • fences
  • 24 hour guard
  • cameras
  •  Historical Dates
    Built: 0
    Closed: 0
     Required Equipment
  • binoculars
  •  Recommended Equipment
    Telelens and wide angle lens
    This lignite mine is an open-air lignite mining site.
    It is expanding and leads to expropriation of entire villages close to the pit.
     Media Coverage

     Future Plans
    See Otzenrath (Village). That is, one bigger hole.

    Maybe one day it will become an artificial lake with recreation.

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     Photo Galleries
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    On Parole's Pictures
    Sat, May 21st, 2005
    posted by On_Parole
    24 pictures
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    9th December 2006 A few extra pictures
    Sun, Dec 17th, 2006
    posted by On_Parole
    3 pictures

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    The pit November 10th 2007
    Fri, Nov 23rd, 2007
    posted by On_Parole

    The pit november 2005
    Sat, Nov 5th, 2005
    posted by On_Parole

    The pit December 9th 2006
    Sun, Dec 17th, 2006
    posted by On_Parole

    The Pit!
    Tue, May 24th, 2005
    posted by IIVQ
     Web Links
    http://www.erkelen...garzweiler_II.html (DE)

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    This location's validation is current. It was last validated by Emperor Wang on 1/3/2009 3:53 PM.

     Latest Changes
  • on Jan 3 09 at 15:53, Emperor Wang validated this location
  • on Jan 2 09 at 9:34, IIVQ made this location public
  • on Nov 27 07 at 19:25, Emperor Wang validated this location
  • on Nov 23 07 at 12:28, On_Parole changed the following: Latitude, Longitude, Co-ordinate Accuracy, Prefer Satellite, Security Measures
  • on Nov 23 07 at 12:19, On_Parole updated panorama The pit November 10th 2007
  • on Nov 23 07 at 12:19, On_Parole updated panorama The pit November 10th 2007
  • on Nov 23 07 at 12:18, On_Parole updated a panorama image
  • on Dec 19 06 at 20:39, Emperor Wang validated this location
  • on Dec 17 06 at 15:37, On_Parole updated gallery picture otz4.jpg
  • on Dec 17 06 at 15:36, On_Parole updated gallery picture otz2.jpg
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