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Tagebau Hambach Open-Pit Mine, Germany

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This Overview captures bucket-wheel excavators at the Tagebau Hambach open-pit mine in Niederzier and
 
April 28 · Issue #593 · View online
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This Overview captures bucket-wheel excavators at the Tagebau Hambach open-pit mine in Niederzier and Elsdorf, Germany. These massive machines (up to 315 feet tall and 730 feet long) continuously scoop materials from the surface in order to extract lignite. Lignite, often referred to as “brown coal,” is a soft combustible sedimentary rock that is formed from naturally compressed peat and is used as a fuel for steam-electric power generation.
50°54'39.0"N, 6°30'10.0"E

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