|After a long period of inactivity on UER, but not from exploring...|
Long abandoned Birmingham Red Ore mine.
These are the first pictures from inside that I am aware of.
The only tracks we found in the 60 year undisturbed mud were raccoon or similar animal tracks. If we had explored deeper, would we have found a skeleton of a trapped animal?
DANGER : Bad air, cave ins.
Descent by Augustus Urbex, on Flickr
Carted Off by Augustus Urbex, on Flickr
Curved Up by Augustus Urbex, on Flickr
Depths of Hell by Augustus Urbex, on Flickr
Old Times by Augustus Urbex, on Flickr
Splash Through by Augustus Urbex, on Flickr
Exit by Augustus Urbex, on Flickr
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|fucking badass! Never thought to see something like this in the Southeast. |
|Very intriguing set. Old Times and Splash Through ftw! |
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|great set, great location! I've been interested in the mines of AL, TN, and GA for a while... Just a matter of finding them, and having the equipment to do it safely! |
|Great shots. Its nice to see something different. |
When I say I'm 'clean and sober', it means I've showered and I'm headed to the liquor store.
|Nice set! Would love to spend the day exploring there. Thanks for sharing.|
"Government is not a solution to our problem, government is the problem." Ronald Reagan
|Thanks everyone. I plan on hitting some more mines that I have acquired info on soon, look forward to some more. |
|Thanks for sharing! |
|Very nice! |
|This is amazing! Idk if I could do it...claustrophobia seems like a legitimate issue here. Love #6, fantastic photos. |
|That is so wild. I like the colour of the rock. |
|Sweet, Birmingham is full of surprises |
|Hell yeah. That's fucking awesome!! |
The only thing standing between you and your goal is the bullshit story you keep telling yourself as to why you can't achieve it.
|Awesome set! Thanks for sharing! |
*insert witty quote here*
|Thanks for the kind words everyone.|
I unearthed another mine very close by to the first one. Here are some shots!
Mine Heading by Augustus Urbex, on Flickr
Dual View by Augustus Urbex, on Flickr
Looking Back by Augustus Urbex, on Flickr
Mine Cart Rails by Augustus Urbex, on Flickr
Vintage Beer by Augustus Urbex, on Flickr
Ice lake by Augustus Urbex, on Flickr
Batty by Augustus Urbex, on Flickr
Do Not Disturb.
|Great light. Are these mines safe? |
|Posted by dammband|
Great light. Are these mines safe?
Relatively. See all those chunks of rock on the floor? Those fell from the ceiling over the last 80 years. I wouldn't go poking at the ceiling with a pick, but I am fairly confident that the risk of a rock falling on my head is pretty low.
|I had to dig this post out, blow the dust off, and bump it to the top. These are seriously some great mine pics. GREAT lighting. Portal is beautiful, and love how the ore cart tracks are banked. While I am certain that wasn't intentional, it makes it look like coaster tracks. Just beautiful! |
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