Rudna mine

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Rudna mine
Location
LocationPolkowice
townPolkowice County
CountryPoland
Production
ProductsCopper
History
Opened1969
Owner
CompanyKGHM 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.

Incidents[edit]

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]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Resource base". KGHM Polska Miedź. 2010. Retrieved 2010-09-28.
  2. ^ Dariusz, Wyborski (20 Mar 2013). "Poland quake-trapped miners rescued". Al Jazeera English. Al Jazeera. Retrieved 2013-03-21.
  3. ^ "Polish rescue workers reach 19 miners trapped in collapsed shaft". NBC News. Retrieved 20 March 2013.
  4. ^ url = http://www.tvp.info/28038927/robilismy-wszystko-by-ocalic-gornikow-niestety-przegralismy--osiem-ofiar-wstrzasu-w-kopalni-rudna%7Caccess-date=2016-11-30

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