Thursday, September 24, 2009

Kelmis/La Calamine - Hergenrath ...

... Ich liebe euch ...

... fours à chaux / lime kiln
built in the early 20th century,
abandoned in 1955 ...

... the impressive ruins of the lime kiln
bear witness of the significance related to
the exploitation of lime mines in this region ...
source: skene.be

lime kiln ... (EN)
by en.wikipedia.org
... is used to produce quicklime
by the calcination of limestone (calcium carbonate).

... Kilns are thermally insulated chambers, or ovens,
in which controlled temperature regimes are produced.
They are used to harden, burn or dry materials ...

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