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mound near Fulda

by PhillyJohn Online Now Nov 3, 2008 at 4:24 PM

When travelling south from Fulda, I noticed a large mound to the west of the train, about 5 miles south of the town, I estimate. It seemed unnatural. Does anyone know what this is?

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    Re: mound near Fulda

    by Kakapo2 Online Now Nov 3, 2008 at 10:18 PM

    Most probably the upper Fulda - river with the same name as the city.

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    Re: mound near Fulda

    by Bernd_L Online Now Nov 3, 2008 at 11:35 PM

    What you saw is the slag heap of the potash mine in Neuhof. There is a lot of potash mining in this area. This heap is about 120 m high and visible from far away.

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    Re: mound near Fulda

    by Kathrin_E Online Now Nov 4, 2008 at 1:27 AM

    Yes. Known as "Monte Kali" among locals (Kali = potash), it has become the landmark of the region.

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    Re: mound near Fulda

    by Kakapo2 Online Now Nov 4, 2008 at 2:21 AM

    Oh, sorry, I had misread the post. I thought of "mouth" and a river... Sorry!

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    Re: mound near Fulda

    by Kathrin_E Online Now Nov 4, 2008 at 2:41 AM

    Photo at the top of the homepage of Neuhof: http://www.nhf.de/5.html (The rest of the page is of no interest concerning Monte Kali, the charming lady is the mayor of Neuhof)

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    Re: mound near Fulda

    by RhineRoll Online Now Nov 5, 2008 at 8:40 AM

    hehe John, don't be embarrassed by this question, there are similar potash hills around Hannover, and when I came close to one on a cycling trip with friends, they all thought it was snow -- in the middle of summer!

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    Re: mound near Fulda

    by RhineRoll Online Now Nov 5, 2008 at 8:44 AM

    This one here 30 km NW of Hannover is dubbed "Kalimansharo":

    steinhude-am-meer.de/f5-edit...

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    Re: mound near Fulda

    by PhillyJohn Online Now Nov 5, 2008 at 7:16 PM

    They are certainly interesting. I thought that it might be man-made. Where is the hole all of this 'stuff' came out of? Is it environmentally safe?

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    Re: mound near Fulda

    by RhineRoll Online Now Nov 6, 2008 at 1:22 AM

    The "hole" should be a potassium mine somewhere on the site. Usually, the mining takes place to dig out salts, mostly Sodium Chloride, and only about 20-25 % Potassium Chloride. That is why there has to be some processing -- for instance fertilizer contains much higher percentages of Potassium. The "white stuff" you see should be mostly salt -- Sodium Chloride - NaCL. Should be safe, as long as it's not spilling into streams and rivers. Exactly that happened a bit further east of Fulda in formerly Communist East Germany where there are also a number of potassium mines. The river Werra used to be one of the most polluted rivers with salts from these mines.

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  • Re: mound near Fulda

    by eggsmaher Online Now Nov 20, 2008 at 10:54 PM

    Its buried Fuldaturd.

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