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post by TobaColwyn   |  | 
Abandoned mine in Northern Nevada
< on 10/1/2023 4:37 PM >

I went exploring an abandoned mining town, originally completed in the late 1920s this place was first made to act as a drainage line for a nearby mine, but after some mistakes in construction leading to it not being able to do that, it was used as a mine in its own right. The mine was never very successful and ended up closing in the 1930s and having some sporadic use here and there beyond then. A good amount of the equipment to the place was removed some time between the 1930s and 1970s such as a Straub Mill and three diesel generators. These are a few of the highlight shots, but more are on my Flickr, Toba Colwyn

Drone shot of the main area

Hi there!

Old car and overview of the main area

Stamp Mill

Cool looking window

Abandoned Mining Town by Toba Colwyn, on Flickr

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post by /-/ooligan   |  | 
Re: Abandoned mine in Northern Nevada
<Reply # 1 on 10/2/2023 9:54 PM >

Death traps for daredevils: Nevada’s abandoned mines pose endless risks

Nevada is home to more than 300,000 abandoned mines — mines that can kill you in an almost unimaginable number of ways.

But those mines from Nevada’s olden days are attracting a modern-day problem for state and federal officials in charge of taking care of those death traps: vloggers and YouTubers.

Interest in abandoned mines has spiked in recent years, according to Sean Derby, chief of Nevada’s abandoned mine lands program with the state Division of Minerals. Part of that has been driven by increased access as off-road vehicles and ATVs have become more popular. But online influencers filming themselves delving into the mines also has played a significant role, Derby said.


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