forums
new posts
donate
UER Store
events
location db
db map
search
members
faq
terms of service
privacy policy
register
login




UER Forum > UE Photography > The Jimmie Walker sweats (Viewed 204 times)
skatchkins 


Location: The Desert
Gender: Male
Total Likes: 1150 likes




 |  |  | No Stone Unturned Photography
The Jimmie Walker sweats
< on 9/11/2018 6:02 PM >
Reply with Quote
Posted on Forum: UER Forum
Step 1: Be obsessive with Google Earth.

I found this place because of all the decrepid shacks scattered over the hillsides. I wasn't exactly sure what they were or why tracks ran by each one.

Once I made it out there, I could only find a couple sagging structures left. The space where they existed was completely gone. I found out later that they had been all razed because Superfund status and because the year before, even after all cleanup was complete, another full old boom stick was rediscovered.

A little history:
"Founded in 1922, by 1956 the plant was manufacturing 41 million pounds of explosives a year. The operation was the main supplier for the mines located in the region. In 1983, the operation ended the production of nitroglycerine and exclusively processed ammonium nitrate, a much more stable product."

I've found old crates from this plant deep inside mines before. It was nice to explore part of where they originated.

*This was a few years back and I'm not sure if this part has been bulldozed too even though the Google still believes the contrary. Also note, this property and perimeter is still very active.

1


2


3


4


5


6


7

Nitroglycerin carts by No Stone Unturned Photography, on Flickr

8
The train tracks turned into wooden rails through the building to keep out sparks


9

*Only found some busted up pieces of the old style crates

Instas


Bonus - Nitroglycerin sweats



[last edit 9/11/2018 6:03 PM by skatchkins - edited 1 times]

Flickr Pitchrs
Mr. Bitey 


Location: Milwaukee, WI
Gender: Male
Total Likes: 125 likes


Traps the Drum Wonder

 |  | 
Re: The Jimmie Walker sweats
< Reply # 1 on 9/11/2018 6:06 PM >
Reply with Quote
Posted on Forum: UER Forum







Give abandonment a reason for its sacrificial reclamation to nature. Love it. Remember it. Take a picture. Share it. Leave the decay to nature.
blackhawk 

Not an expert.


Location: High Plains Drifter
Total Likes: 2179 likes


UER newbie

 |  |  | 
Re: The Jimmie Walker sweats
< Reply # 2 on 9/11/2018 6:14 PM >
Reply with Quote
Posted on Forum: UER Forum
Sweet Incredible find.
Those red sticks in #5 are ammonia nitrate charges?
WTF?
Usually they mixed it with fuel oil to get better wave propagation and added energy. Seen it used in bag charges.




Like the devil in the deep blue sea...
skatchkins 


Location: The Desert
Gender: Male
Total Likes: 1150 likes




 |  |  | No Stone Unturned Photography
Re: The Jimmie Walker sweats
< Reply # 3 on 9/11/2018 6:26 PM >
Reply with Quote
Posted on Forum: UER Forum
Posted by blackhawk
Sweet Incredible find.
Those red sticks in #5 are ammonia nitrate charges?
WTF?
Usually they mixed it with fuel oil to get better wave propagation and added energy. Seen it used in bag charges.


Thanks.
Just blow molded empty tubes




Flickr Pitchrs
Baldran 


Location: Ceciltucky
Gender: Male
Total Likes: 514 likes


Solvitur Ambulando

 |  | 
Re: The Jimmie Walker sweats
< Reply # 4 on 9/12/2018 1:20 AM >
Reply with Quote
Posted on Forum: UER Forum
I involuntarily clenched.




Flickr
blackhawk 

Not an expert.


Location: High Plains Drifter
Total Likes: 2179 likes


UER newbie

 |  |  | 
Re: The Jimmie Walker sweats
< Reply # 5 on 9/12/2018 2:48 AM >
Reply with Quote
Posted on Forum: UER Forum
Posted by skatchkins


Thanks.
Just blow molded empty tubes


For what purpose?




Like the devil in the deep blue sea...
skatchkins 


Location: The Desert
Gender: Male
Total Likes: 1150 likes




 |  |  | No Stone Unturned Photography
Re: The Jimmie Walker sweats
< Reply # 6 on 9/12/2018 3:22 PM >
Reply with Quote
Posted on Forum: UER Forum
Posted by blackhawk


For what purpose?


Safer storage, water resistant packaging system. You're right that the contents could be AN or just powdered D.

The company that made those went bankrupt in '97.




Flickr Pitchrs
blackhawk 

Not an expert.


Location: High Plains Drifter
Total Likes: 2179 likes


UER newbie

 |  |  | 
Re: The Jimmie Walker sweats
< Reply # 7 on 9/12/2018 6:08 PM >
Reply with Quote
Posted on Forum: UER Forum
Posted by skatchkins


Safer storage, water resistant packaging system. You're right that the contents could be AN or just powdered D.

The company that made those went bankrupt in '97.


So there's a thru hole for a cap or line det cord?
Pretty damn cool find




Like the devil in the deep blue sea...
mortifer 


Location: Orange County
Gender: Male
Total Likes: 4 likes




 |  | 
Re: The Jimmie Walker sweats
< Reply # 8 on 9/12/2018 9:00 PM >
Reply with Quote
Posted on Forum: UER Forum
Damn looks cool af. Nice find.




UER Forum > UE Photography > The Jimmie Walker sweats (Viewed 204 times)


Add a poll to this thread



This thread is in a public category, and can't be made private.



All content and images copyright 2002-2018 UER.CA and respective creators. Graphical Design by Crossfire.
To contact webmaster, or click to email with problems or other questions about this site: UER CONTACT
View Terms of Service | View Privacy Policy | Server colocation provided by Beanfield
This page was generated for you in 140 milliseconds. Since June 23, 2002, a total of 556750761 pages have been generated.