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bates mining figurine

The Bates Coal Miner figurine, crafted by Unity Gifts using genuine coal, embodies the indomitable spirit of the mining community. Measuring 190x120x70mm, this intricately detailed piece captures the essence of a profession marked by resilience and sacrifice. With every curve and contour, it pays homage to the toil and hardship endured by coal miners throughout history.


The use of authentic coal adds a tangible connection to the earth and the labor it represents, invoking a sense of solidarity with those who worked the mines. Whether displayed as a standalone piece or part of a larger collection, the Bates Coal Miner figurine serves as a poignant reminder of the contributions made by miners to fuel industrial progress. It stands as a testament to their courage and determination, ensuring that their legacy endures for generations to come.



Bates Colliery, situated in the heart of a bustling mining region, has a storied history dating back to its establishment in the late 19th century. Founded during a time of burgeoning industrialization, Bates Colliery played a pivotal role in fueling the economic growth of its surrounding community.

Originally developed to exploit rich coal seams beneath the earth, Bates Colliery quickly became a hub of activity, drawing in workers from far and wide in search of employment opportunities. The mine's strategic location and efficient operations ensured its prominence within the regional coal mining industry.


Over the decades, Bates Colliery weathered various challenges, including labor disputes, technological advancements, and fluctuations in market demand. Despite these obstacles, the colliery persisted, adapting to changing circumstances and evolving industry standards.

As the 20th century progressed, Bates Colliery underwent modernization efforts aimed at improving safety standards and increasing productivity. However, like many coal mines across the globe, Bates Colliery eventually faced decline in the latter half of the century due to shifts in energy markets and environmental concerns.


Today, while the mine itself may no longer be in operation, the legacy of Bates Colliery endures through the memories of those who worked its tunnels and the tangible remnants of its industrial past.

"The Bates Coal miner" - Mining Memorabilia

SKU: 314
  • 190x120x70
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