Dębieńsko Coal Mine


It was founded in 1843 by the merchant Wilhelm Schneider. During the interwar period, it was one of the most mechanized mines in the Rybnik area: it had 13 electric locomotives, four fireless locomotives and two running on gas. Since 1934 it had the only diesel locomotive in Poland. The work in the mine was completed in 2006. In 2016, it was purchased by the Australian Prairie Mining Limited, which in 2019 sued the Polish government for obstructing the construction of mines.

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