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Rudolf Mirsch:
Witnesses of the production and social history in the Mansfeld region and Sangerhausen

The mines and smelting works which provided a livelihood for most people in the Mansfeld region and Sangerhausen for several centuries have left an indelible imprint on this area. The following selection of relics from the history of the mining and metallurgical industries is designed to give an insight into the wide variety of objects without wishing to make any ranking. The article starts with the open workings and tips and then looks at the adit entrances and selected shafts and smelting works as witnesses of production history in this region. The author also deals with the Mansfeld works railway, historical monuments and witnesses of the social history of the Mansfeld mining and metallurgical industries.