STASSFURT , a
See also:town of Germany, in the Prussian province of Saxony, and one of the chief seats of the German
See also:industry, situated on both sides of the
See also:Bode, 20 m . S.W. of
See also:Magdeburg by the railway to
See also:Aschersleben . Pop . (1905), 18,310 . It is still surrounded in
See also:part by the ruins of its
See also:ancient walls, but, with the exception of the
See also:church of St
See also:John (15th century), there are no buildings worthy of
See also:notice: Although saline springs are mentioned here as early as the 13th century, the first attempt to
See also:bore for salt was not made until 1839, while the systematic exploitation of the salt-beds, to which the town is indebted for its prosperity,
See also:dates only from i856 . The shafts reached deposits of salt at a
See also:depth of 85o ft.; but the finer and purer layers lie more than 'too ft. below the
See also:surface . Besides the
See also:rock-salt, which is excavated by
See also:blasting; the saline deposits of Stassfurt yield a considerable quantity of deliquescent salts and other saline products, which have encouraged the foundation of numerous chemical factories in the town and in the neighbouring
See also:village of Leopoldshall, which lies in
See also:Anhalt territory . The rock-salt
See also:works are mainly
See also:property, while the chemical factories are in private hands . See Precht, Salzindustrie von Stassfurt and Umgebung (Stassfurt, 1891) ; and
See also:Westphal, Geschichte
See also:des koniglichen Salzwerks zu Stassfurt (Berlin, 1901) .
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