Sośnica coal mine

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Sośnica Coal Mine is an underground mine in Gilwice, Silesian, Poland.[1]


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KWK Sośnica Branch operates the mine, which is owned by Polska Grupa Górnicza (PGG). Mining began in 1917. As of 2021 the mine employs 1,971 people.[1] In 2021, as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the mine was shut due to the high number of infections amongst miners at the site. [2] The mine is reported to close in 2048. [3]

Mine Details

  • Operator: KWK Sośnica Branch [1]
  • Owner: Polska Grupa Górnicza (PGG)[1]
  • Location: Gilwice, Silesian, Poland[1]
  • Coordinates: 50.27497539793599, 18.717877070377103 (Exact)
  • Status: Operating
  • Production: 1.853 million tonnes per annum (Mtpa)[4]
  • Total Reserves:
  • Mineable Reserves: 119.189
  • Coal Type: Bituminous (Met)
  • Mine Type: Underground
  • Mine Size: 33.42 km2
  • Start Year: 1917[1]
  • Source of Financing:
  • Workforce Size: 2052

Articles and resources


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 Polska Grupa Górnicza (PGG), KWK Sośnica, PGG website, Accessed March 2021
  2. The First News, "Third Polish Mine Suspends Extraction", The Third News website, Accessed March 2021
  3. Energies, Frejowski, A.; Bondaruk, J.; Duda, A, [file:///Users/gem/Downloads/energies-14-01385.pdf "Challenges and Opportunities for End-of-Life Coal Mine Sites: Black-to-Green Energy Approach"], MDPI website, Accessed March 2021
  4. "Kolejny dobry postęp w Sośnicy. Kopalnia fedruje na siedem zmian", netTG website, Accessed March 2021

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