November 3, 2015

Mining waste (spoil tip) in Rummu west of Tallinn, Estonia

Popular for photog this area with all the rest wast from many years of mining at this place out in the Estonian landscape.

From the net:
Rummu quarry was used as a mining site for Vasalemma marble (a kind of limestone) for a very long time. 
Most of the workforce came from among the detainees of Murru prison.

When the prison was closed, pumps that kept the quarry and the prison dry were shut down.
According to a legend, water rose so quickly that it covered a large mining excavator and other equipment that could have been taken to a higher ground well in time.

Pano displaying the small lake and the prison wall to the left where up to 5000 prisoners/workers kived in the Soviet time

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