Xilutian Mine


Useful Information

Location: Fushun, Liaoning province
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Classification: MineCoal Mine
Light: electric.
Dimension: L=6,600m W=2,200m VR=420m.
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Address: Xilutian Mine, Tel: +86-, Fax: +86-,
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History

1901 mine opened.
2016 planned closure.

Description

Xilutian Mine is still operating, but the remaining coal is limited and the closure is planned for 2016. But the mine is already used as a show mine, tourists are allowed to visit a part of the mine on guided tours and see the work excavators, bulldozers and trucks. There is a viewing deck surrounded by an exhibition of machinery once used in the mine. This includes for example an a bulldozer plow from the first half of century, a 1950 Soviet excavator and a 1960 East German electric locomotive. There is also a museum on the development of Liaoning's coal mining industry, which is under construction and will be opened in OCT-2011.