The quarry Bad Langenau (DE) / Długopole (PL) is located in the area of Bystrzyca Kłodzka

Bad Langenau (DE) / Długopole (PL)

is part of mining-district Długopole Górne mining destrict

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Długopole sandstones with quartzose matrix are mined at the deep level of quarry. Obtained large blocks of sandstones are carried out to Ząbkowice Sl. in order to subsequent works.

Additional information:

The Historic sandstone quarry is situated in the upper Długopole, by the railway from Kłodzko to Międzylesie

Archaeological information:

Długopole Górne quarry appeared on the XVI maps printed after Hussite wars.Used for elements of tunnels and flyovers, to facings, stairs, fireplaces, pavement pannels.

  • Middle Ages

After the Hussites Wars in the XV century, mining has been developed. In 1875 railway line to Długopole Zdroj was built, and material for the construction of the tunnel came from this sandstone quarry. At the turn of the XIX/XX century was economical regression and cessation of retrieval. With short breaks sandstone expoitation continues until this days; This quarry was placed on the map from 1884 "Messtischblatt" Habelschwerdt, 3340 / Preussische Landes-Aufnahme [Berlin] 1884.


late cretaceous sandstones of fine-grained fabric and pale-yellow colour, which changes to red after termal processing. Due to its abundance of siliceous matrix it likes cristalline limestone to elements after polish.

Related Monuments:
Geological formations:
  • Nysa Kłodzka Graben (Late Creatous Sediments)

Late Creatous Sediments of Nysa Kłodzka Graben were grouped in two assemblages: Cenomanian - Turonian, which is represented by glauconite sandstones and marls and Coniacian, represented by clayley - sandy shales and clays.

Geological units:
  • Western Sudetes: Intra-Sudetic Synclinorium

It is the structure of the resulting two-step inversion of sedimentary basin, which is held in the middle Visean Sudetes, which was a mountainous cavity. From early Carboniferous to early Triassic, and then after a break in the Late Cretaceous gathered in the main clastic rocks, separated from the lower level non-compliance. Deposition of these sediments was accompanied by periodic Carboniferous and Permian intense of volcanism.

External resources:
  • " Przyroda Dolnego Śląska", red. Jerzy Fabiszewski, Polska Akademia Nauk- Oddział we Wrocławiu, Wrocław 2005
  • "Wykorzystać kamień" Marek W. Lorenc & Sławomir Mazurek, Studio Jasa, Wrocław 2007. Jerzy Don:"The problem of „diastrophic” blocks in the marginal parts of the Late Cretaceous Nysa Kłodzka graben, the Sudetes, SW Poland"
  • Geologia Sudetica Vol.35. Stefan Kozłowski: Surowce skalne Polski, Wydawnictwa Geologiczne, Warszawa, 1986.
Image information:

1Overview quarry
©Uniwersytet Wrocławski, Poland

2Overview quarry
©Uniwersytet Wrocławski, Poland

Data provided by UWL, author: Jolanta Bielańska