View Full Version : Archived: Heusden-Zolder Mine, Belgium, August 2008

18-09-2009, 11:14 PM
The majority of Zolder's Mine has been renovated or demolished since closure in 1992, with the headstocks remaining, as well as some ancilary buildings. This was the last coal mine to close in Belgium, Netherlands or Switzerland, and the local authorities chose the buy it in it's entirety, with a view to converting it to industrial units.

A half hour stop-off on the way to Beringen, well worth doing for the climb and great views.

We entered the building through a hole about the size of a letterbox. It was cosy...

At the base

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A remaining building


The winding gear

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I don't know much about mines - you could probably tell me what this place was better than I could.


Looking down into the big car park.