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The Jimmie Walker sweats
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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.

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Nitroglycerin carts by No Stone Unturned Photography, on Flickr

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


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

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




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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




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I involuntarily clenched.




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Thanks.
Just blow molded empty tubes


For what purpose?




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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.




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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




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Damn looks cool af. Nice find.




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I was wondering when these pictures would drop. You showed me some cell shots when we first met I believe.




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What a fantastic set! I thoroughly enjoyed these. I hope you grabbed a few TNT boxes on the way out.




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Blown away. I have would be so paranoid with all those movement prone cylinders potentially rolling around me.




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I was wondering when these pictures would drop. You showed me some cell shots when we first met I believe.


Yup we were just coming back from there.


Thanks Mac. I'm sure I couldn't say.




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