Bogdanka Coal Mine
|Company||Lubelski Węgiel "Bogdanka" S.A.|
The Bogdanka coal mine (Lubelski Węgiel "Bogdanka" S.A.) is a large mine in the east of Poland in Puchaczów, Lublin Voivodeship, 197 km south-east of the capital, Warsaw. Bogdanka represents one of the largest coal reserves in Poland having estimated reserves of 265.3 million tonnes of coal. The annual coal production is around 7.47 million tonnes.
The first mention of finding coal at a depth of 15 m in the Volhynia area appeared in a memo by W. Choroszewski in Diary Fizjograficzny in 1881. Thirty years later, in 1911 Russian geologist M. Tietajew formulated a hypothesis based on general knowledge of the geology of this part of Europe, that on the west slope of the Ukrainian crystalline massif may occur tracks from the Carboniferous period.
During geologist Professor Jan Samsonowicz's research in western Volhynia in 1931, he found an envelope of Carboniferous flint. A year later, he presented his concept of the occurrence of Carboniferous in a hypothetical distribution in the western and southern Volhynia Polesia .
In the interwar period exploration work commenced. In 1938, in Tartaków at a depth of 239 m drilled carbon productive and date as the initial diagnosis in the Wołyńsko-Lublin coal basin. Interrupted by World War II, exploration resumed in the fifties - in 1955, an exploration hole was drilled in Chełm, which encountered carbon at a depth of 580 to 1208 m. More research and drilling was subsequently carried out by the Państwowy Instytut Geologiczny (Polish Geological Institute). In 1965, the first attempts of coal taken from the hole at Łęczna. In January 1975 the Council of Ministers decided to build a Mine the Mining Pilotująco LZW Bogdanka.
25 June 2009 its shares were floated on the Warsaw Stock Exchange. In return, the Polish Treasury received 528 million zł. The next stage of privatization took place on 9 March 2010 and the Treasury sold 46.7% of the shares for over 1.1 billion zloty. Following this transaction, the Treasury retained 4.97% of the mine.
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