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UER Forum > Archived Canada: Alberta / BC > Pioneer Mine (Viewed 374 times)
Clutchy 


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Pioneer Mine
< on 8/24/2009 6:56 PM >
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I bought a new wide angle lens on Saturday, so I decided to make a Sunday day trip to Pioneer mine to try it out. All shots were taken with a Sigma 10-20mm lens, even though some would have been better with a different lens, I didnt feel like changing over. Round trip time was 10 hours driving 4 hours exploring and 600km on the odo.

The Pioneer mine was once one of the richest goldmines in BC history. Opened in the early 1930's it operated for almost 40 years, until finally closing in 1971. Most of the site now just lays in rubble, but there are a few remaining structures to explore. Building and area is very unstable, so be extra careful if you check it out.

























After I was done checking out the building, I climbed out to be greeted by this furry friend.....



Hope you like.

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Re: Pioneer Mine
<Reply # 1 on 8/24/2009 7:03 PM >
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Nice location! Gotta love the old wire wrapped wooden pipes!

I have changed my personal exploring ethics code. From now on it will be: "Take only aimed shots, leave only hobo corpses." Copper scrappers, meth heads and homeless beware. The Jonsered cometh among you, bringing fear and dread.

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Re: Pioneer Mine
<Reply # 2 on 8/24/2009 7:58 PM >
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Good job on the pictures Clutchy nice area
keep up the good work

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Re: Pioneer Mine
<Reply # 3 on 8/24/2009 8:12 PM >
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I really enjoyed that as well.

Thanks!

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Re: Pioneer Mine
<Reply # 4 on 8/24/2009 9:03 PM >
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The Gold Bridge area is awesome, the real old west up there. Nice pix, nice find!
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Re: Pioneer Mine
<Reply # 5 on 8/24/2009 10:15 PM >
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Great place, thanks for sharing.

Was the mine sealed?
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Re: Pioneer Mine
<Reply # 6 on 8/25/2009 3:29 AM >
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Nice pics. That one was on the to-do list, but the sheer amount of driving (and the forest fires closing the road) were daunting. Nice to see there's still a bit left over.

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Re: Pioneer Mine
<Reply # 7 on 8/25/2009 5:19 AM >
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Was the mine sealed?


Possibly. The shaft is vertical and looking into it there was much rubble about 20 feet down. Whether that was just junk that got caught up as it fell into the hole, I do not know.


That one was on the to-do list, but the sheer amount of driving (and the forest fires closing the road) were daunting.


Ya that is a long drive from the Lower Mainland. Fire crews had a command post set up about 5km up the Hurley FSR, helicopter and many fire crews there. The road was open though, and I saw no evidence of fires along that route, but I know it has been very bad up by Tyax. There is so much to see in that general area, abandoned houses galore in and around Bralorne.

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