True to its title, the calendar was regionally focussed on Saxony, and centred consistently on the significant mining history of the Erzgebirge range of mountains. The appellation “Original Saxon Mining Calendar” was adopted to distinguish the publication from others which, in the course of time, featured the same subject. The original calendar has now become a collector’s item, much sought after by both individuals and by libraries and archives - the result, in equal proportions, of the excellent and in most cases previously unpublished photographs, and of the calendar’s elegant layout and outstanding print quality. The calendar remains to this day a popular gift for presentation by numerous associations to their members and associates, and by commercial companies to their employees and customers.
Twenty-five years of the Mining Calendar also mean twenty-five years of continual change in photography and in image processing, in layouting and in printing – encompassing no less than the transition from analog to digital technology. Now, to celebrate the anniversary, a look back is taken, as a reference point, at the individual motifs featured during the past twenty-five years, from the mining of mineral resources up to their processing and use, from art to science, all in the form of powerful photographic images.
The 2018 Mining Calendar can be ordered at a price of 25 € per copy from the online shop at www.bergbaukalender.de. Dispatch takes place worldwide, within Germany free of charge, outside Germany at the respective DHL postal charges.