Rudna mine

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Rudna mine
Location Polkowice
town Polkowice County
Country Poland
Products Copper
Opened 1969
Company KGHM Polska Miedź

The Rudna mine is a large mine in the west of Poland in Polkowice, Polkowice County, 350 kilometres (217 miles) south-west of the capital, Warsaw. Rudna represents one of the largest copper and silver reserve in Poland having estimated reserves of 513 million tonnes of ore grading 1.78% copper and 42 g/tonnes silver.[1] The annual ore production is around 13 million tonnes from which 231,000 tonnes of copper and 546 tonnes of silver are extracted.


On 20 March 2013, 19 miners were pulled alive and well from the mine after being trapped 1,000 m (3,281 ft) underground for seven hours, following a small earthquake the previous night.[2][3]

On 29 November 2016, a magnitude 4.4 earthquake at shallow depth left eight miners dead.[4]


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Coordinates: 51°30′06″N 16°06′26″E / 51.501537°N 16.107309°E / 51.501537; 16.107309