Morcinek Coal Mine


Deposits in the vicinity of Kaczyce were explored as early as the 19th century. During the war, the Germans carried out exploratory drilling, and the Polish authorities returned to the idea of building a mine there in the 1970s. In 1978, when construction began, it was called the Kaczyce Coal Mine. In 1986, it was named after Gustaw Morcinek, a Silesian writer and author of Łysek z pokładu Idy. In 1987, the mine was officially opened, only to be closed in 1997 after ten years of losses due to i.a. poor exploration of the deposit and complex geological conditions.

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