1 Maja Coal Mine

Coordinates: 49°58′44″N 018°29′41″E / 49.97889°N 18.49472°E / 49.97889; 18.49472
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1 Maja coal mine
Coal Mine after closed in 2007
1 Maja coal mine is located in Poland
1 Maja coal mine
1 Maja coal mine
Location in Poland
LocationWodzisław Śląski
townSilesian Voivodeship
Coordinates49°58′44″N 018°29′41″E / 49.97889°N 18.49472°E / 49.97889; 18.49472
TypePublic company
CompanyRSW S.A.

The 1 Maja coal mine (Coal Mine 1st May; pol. Kopalnia Węgla Kamiennego 1 Maja) was a large mine in the south of Poland in Wodzisław Śląski, Silesian Voivodeship, 260 km south-west of the capital, Warsaw.

Built in 1960, it was called "Mszana". Since 1961 it was called 1 Maja (1 May), in honor of International Workers' Day. It was one of the most modern and best coal mines in the Polish People's Republic. It was combined with Marcel Coal Mine in 1995. It closed in 2001. The coal mine covered 35.6 square kilometers, and coal production was around 8,400 tons per day.[1][2][3]

Coal Mine 1 May was the general sponsor of the Polish football team Odra Wodzisław Śląski until the Mine's closure.

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  1. ^ J Pazdziora (2012). Design of Underground Hard-Coal Mines. Elsevier. p. 89. ISBN 9780444597465. Retrieved 28 January 2018.
  2. ^ "Historia KWK "1 Maja" - Stowarzyszenie Inżynierów i Techników Górnictwa oddział Rybnik". www.sitg.rybnik.pl. Retrieved 20 November 2020.
  3. ^ "Kopalnia "1 Maja" w Wodzisławiu Śląskim - Izba Pamięci Kopalń Zlikwidowanych w Rybnickim Okręgu Przemysłowym". www.sitg.rybnik.pl. Retrieved 20 November 2020.

External links[edit]

Coal mine 1 May memorial in Wodzisław Śląski