Steekaul Burermillen – a former sandstone quarry

The oldest rocks in the region can be observed: red sandstones from the Lower Triassic (Buntsandstein) period. The red colour is due to oxidyzed iron concentrations in the rock. These older sandstones are outcropping at the surface in this area because the geological strata buckles here upwards and forms an arch-like structure, the “Born saddle”. […]

The oldest rocks in the region can be observed: red sandstones from the Lower Triassic (Buntsandstein) period. The red colour is due to oxidyzed iron concentrations in the rock. These…

The oldest rocks in the region can be observed: red sandstones from the Lower Triassic (Buntsandstein) period. The red colour…

Former sandstone quarry at Beaufort

Various strata of Luxembourg sandstone are suitable for use as quarry- and building-stones. Sandstone was extracted in the Beaufort and Dillingen quarries until the 1970s. The stones were used in various buildings locally, nationally and beyond the national borders. The quarries had a high economic value and brought work for many people. The stone was […]

Various strata of Luxembourg sandstone are suitable for use as quarry- and building-stones. Sandstone was extracted in the Beaufort and Dillingen quarries until the 1970s. The stones were used in…

Various strata of Luxembourg sandstone are suitable for use as quarry- and building-stones. Sandstone was extracted in the Beaufort and…

Huellee – a former millstone quarry

The Huellee quarry is a characteristic feature. Etymologically, the name denotes a hollow rock. Over the centuries, rough stones were broken here from a particularly abrasion-resistant stratum of Luxembourg sandstone in dangerous manual labour and were worked into millstones. A number of mills in the region are likely to have been fitted with millstones from […]

The Huellee quarry is a characteristic feature. Etymologically, the name denotes a hollow rock. Over the centuries, rough stones were broken here from a particularly abrasion-resistant stratum of Luxembourg sandstone…

The Huellee quarry is a characteristic feature. Etymologically, the name denotes a hollow rock. Over the centuries, rough stones were…