Shaft Complex 371 at Bad Schlema is one of the few SDAG Wismut uranium ore mining plants that has largely been preserved. The surface installations erected from 1956 onwards include the shaft building and 50-metre-high steel headframe, the machine house with hoisting machine, and a large function and administration building. Mining in the world’s largest uranium vein excavated to a depth of more than 1,800 metres. The shaft complex, which employed up to 3,000 people, was one of the deepest mines in Europe and had supplied more than 73,000 tons of uranium by 1990. The complex houses a remarkable geological collection of minerals.

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