Bergwerk Coal Mine - Germany

Bergwerk Coal Mine – Germany

Bergwerk Coal Mine – Germany

  The West mine, owned by RAG Deutsche Steinkohle, was the last coal mine in operation on the left bank of the lower Rhine to cease production at the end of 2012, on the basis of the resolutions contained in the Steinkohlefinanzierungsgesetz (German Hard Coal Financing Act) of 2007. As a typical amalgamated mine (Verbundbergwerk) in the Ruhr mining industry in recent decades, it was made up of a number of previously independent mines.