Concordia coal mine was built in the center of today’s Zabrze, at the junction of streets ul. Hagera and ul. Kasprowicza. It belonged to Karl Lazarus von Donnersmarck, who as an owner of Zabrze obtained in 1828 a coal basin with an area of 1.5km. The mine started working in year 1841. In year 1848 the management was entrusted to his son Guido Henckel von Donnersmark. In year 1851 a coal basin Michael was attached to Concordia. It was exploiting shallowly-seated coal stratum Pochhammer (currently seam 510).
Soon in the surrounding area a coking plant and ironworks Donnersmarck was built.
In 1801, i.e. 40 years before Concordia mine started working, Amalia coal mine started excavation at the south border of its mine basin. It was the first privately-owned coal mine in Zabrze. The excavation was started through an exploit of seam Amalia (currently seam 507). Amalia coal mine was attached to Concordia in year 1876.
Guido Henckel von Donnersmarck
Loading the vibrating conveyor in the longwall
Loading of the material into a cart
Concordia and Amalia coal mines’ geology
Cross-section through Amalia coal mine’s deposit
Cross-section through Concordia coal mine’s deposit
Original map from 1848 with selected coal mine borders and basins