Mysłowice Coal Mine


Since the merger in 2007 with the Wesoła Coal Mine, it was called Mysłowice-Wesoła Coal Mine. It was created in 1866 by merging the Danzig Coal Mine and the Neu Danzig field. It belonged to Gwarectwo Myslowitz, then to the Katowice Joint-Stock Company of Mining and Metallurgy, and in 1937 it became the property of the Community of Mining and Metallurgical Interests. It was the first mine to use hydraulic stowage (a mixture of water and sand to fill post-mining voids).

An estimated 1,400 girls are not born every year in Armenia due to a rooted preference for male children. The son-bias combined with a lower birth rate, has led to an alarming number of sex-selective abortions. Community activities, various laws and television shows are addressing the issue - with positive results. But is the actual problem being tackled?