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Coal mining statue, Longyearbyen

Statue of a coal miner, Longyearbyen, Svalbard. Coal mining was the basis for the creation of Longyearbyen, 1300km from the North Pole. Now the remains are left as historic reminders of the past, while coal mines elsewhere in Spitsbergen are now the main focus.

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2009 Dave Walsh
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Statue of a coal miner, Longyearbyen, Svalbard. Coal mining was the basis for the creation of Longyearbyen, 1300km from the North Pole. Now the remains are left as historic reminders of the past, while coal mines elsewhere in Spitsbergen are now the main focus.