Data from the Bulgarian Chamber of Mining and Geology showed that Bulgaria ranks first in Europe in the extraction of copper and gold.
The sector currently employs 24 000 people, with salaries rising. The union has published the statistics to commemorate the day of the Bulgarian miners celebrated.
August 18, the assumption of St Ivan Rilski, was established as the miners’ professional day 110 years ago with a decree of Tsar Ferdinand, issued on the proposal of miners from the western mining city of Pernik.
Some 600 mining depots have so fat been located in Bulgaria, and coal as the main resource extracted from them.
Source – Standart News
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