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Sixth form visits

Educational workshop

Coal, a fossil fuel

  • Audience: lower sixth form, natural sciences
  • Method: groups of 20 students
  • Location: educational workshop
  • Duration: 90 min

 

Description:

This workshop is a way of discovering concepts such as:

  • Discovering a coal deposit: describing core samples, extracting information on seismic reflection etc. and making deductions on the structure of the Sarre and Lorraine deposit; understanding location choices for operating headquarters etc.
  • The economic aspects of coal mining: watch a video explaining the different uses of coal in France and across the world, look at coke samples, and study a document on the development of coal productivity and the number of miners in the Lorraine coalfield from 1856 to 2004.
  • The plant origins and genesis of coal: studying coal samples, fossil schists, reconstructions of the Lorraine coalfield with its marshes and flora, surrounded by mountain ranges which are being eroded…

Visit to La Mine Wendel

Représentation en trois dimensions des veines de charbon sous le siège Wendel. © Musée Les Mineurs Wendel

Mining a coal deposit and the environmental implications

This guided tour focuses on coal mining and the environmental impact of these activities. The visit helps lower sixth form students to understand how the Lorraine coal mines were able to adapt to the geological constraints linked with the structure of the Sarre and Lorraine deposit.

  • Audience: lower sixth form, natural sciences
  • Method: groups of 20 students
  • Location: educational workshop
  • Duration: 90 min

Visit to the Musée Les Mineurs Wendel

Under preparation..

Pit head path

Under preparation.

Meet and greet

Visit to mining communities

Coming soon

Practical information