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Black Gold

Black Gold

Gerhard Grave’s residence, Wietze, February 1634 Christian Grave used one of the new-fangled forks (three prongs rather than the Italian two-pronged variant) to lift a portion of medium-rare beef to his mouth. The taste of the well-cooked meat flooded his mouth...
The Oil Mines at Wietze and Pechelbronn

The Oil Mines at Wietze and Pechelbronn

Introduction After collection of oil from surface outcrops and seeps, mining of oil is arguably the oldest means of exploiting hydrocarbon resources. Heavy oils, used to caulk ships, were hand dug from shallow pits in the Middle East several hundred years BC. (Lyman...