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Advent City

Early coal mining in Spitsbergen: 360° panorama images and background

Advent City, loca­ted on the north side of Advent­fjord oppo­si­te the air­port near Lon­gye­ar­by­en, was the site of one of the ear­liest attempts in Spits­ber­gen to extract coal on an indus­tri­al level. The­re are still some remains to be seen, such as the foun­da­ti­ons of several buil­dings. Clo­ser to the coast, the­re was a bit of machine­ry (steam engin­ges?) and the­re is still a wreck of a small ves­sel on the shore. At the bot­tom of the moun­tain slo­pe, you can still see the ent­ran­ce to the mine.

Advent City was used from 1904 to 1908. When the place was aban­do­ned, the buil­dings were moved a few kilo­me­tres to Hior­th­hamn for fur­ther use.

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last modification: 2020-09-17 · copyright: Rolf Stange
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