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Location DB > Norway > Svalbard > Colesbukta > Colesbukta
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Colesbukta
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created by Tupsumato on 2/26/2012 9:07 PM
last modified by Tupsumato on 2/26/2012 9:22 PM
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 Overview
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 Basic Information
Type: Building
Status: Abandoned
Accessibility: Moderate
Recommendation: worth the trip
 Physical Information
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Colesbukta, Svalbard
Norway
Owner: Trust Arktikugol
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  •  Hazards
  • asbestos
  • rust
  • unsafe flooring
  • polar bears, remote location
  •  Interesting Features
    A number of well-preserved settlement with a number of buildings, a power station, a graveyard etc. in a beautiful location.

    One of the buildings serves as a "cold" museum and also has place for sleeping.
     Security Measures
  • wooden boarding
  • remote location
  •  Historical Dates
    Built: 1912
    Closed: 1965
     Required Equipment
  • flashlight
  • rifle, map, cellphone
  •  Recommended Equipment
    camping gear, food, water, snow scooter
     History
    Colesbukta is an abandoned Russian settlement in Svalbard. It served as the port for Grumant, a nearby coal mine that was connected to it by railway, until the mines were closed in the 1960s.
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     Future Plans
    While not protected by the cultural heritage law of Svalbard, the settlement will likely remain as is. It is likely that eventually it will be protected as well.
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    Fall 2011
    Sun, Feb 26th, 2012
    posted by Tupsumato
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     Validation
    This location's validation is current. It was last validated by Opheliaism on 2/27/2012 1:59 PM.

     Latest Changes
  • on Feb 27 12 at 13:59, Opheliaism validated this location
  • on Feb 26 12 at 21:30, Tupsumato made this location available
  • on Feb 26 12 at 21:29, Tupsumato updated gallery picture DSC_9491.jpg
  • on Feb 26 12 at 21:29, Tupsumato updated gallery picture DSC_9470.jpg
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  • on Feb 26 12 at 21:27, Tupsumato updated gallery picture DSC_9136.jpg
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