Daw Mill

Daw Mill is a coal mine located near the village of Arley (nr Nuneaton) in the English county of Warwickshire. The mine is Britain's biggest coal producer, mining a five-metre thick section of the Warwickshire Coalfield (known as the Warwickshire Thick) in the north of the county. It is operated by UK Coal and currently employs 680 people.

The shafts that serve Daw Mill Colliery were first sunk between 1956 and 1959 and 1969 and 1971 respectively. The mine is a natural extension of the former colliery at Kingsbury and Dexter Colliery in Hurley, both of which have since closed. In 1983 an inclined tunnel linking underground workings with the surface was completed. Known as a drift, this enabled Daw Mill to increase its production capacity as it removed the often time consuming process of winding coal up the shafts.

In 2008 the mine excavated record 3.25 million tons of coal beating a 13-year-old record for annual output set at Selby, North Yorkshire.

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