1 What Remained Of a Ural Pit

What Remained Of a Ural Pit

Posted on June 13, 2012 by team


Novo-Ezhovsky pit was one of the Kalatinsky group pits and was opened in 1967, near the old depleted pit Ezhovsky.
The mining zone was almost in the middle of the top of Ezhovaya mountain and went 550 m deep and 650 m wide.

The pit had administration and living quarters, a mechanical shop, a power-house and other premises. Today the most part of them are demolished and it’s hard to define what they were used for.

Mine shaft is blocked and flooded

Blocked mine shaft at the largest level. Main levels were 92 m, 170 m, 250 m and 330 m.

How much metal and rails were spent for this?!

Ore from the pit was lifted in skips and further through the whole bunker was loaded in cars that left for Kalatinsky copper-smelting plant.

What has remained from the railroad

For convenient descent of mine-workers to the pit they built a gallery from administration and living quarters and shops.

Service rooms

Dark basement labyrinths

Building of the mechanical shop

Mine winder building

Ore bodies caving zone at the level of 123m

Vent hole remains

The older caving zone

The mountain still belches out acid rivers…

And nothing grows on this land

Old mines

Modern ones

From another side of the pit a mine Bore pit №1-Ventilation” was found. It used to be a small bore pit later deepened to 330 m and equipped with two independent fan installations.

Mine shaft is still blocked and flooded

Iron supports were cut off

Hoist building

Two vent installations

By the beginning of the 1990s they started to run out of copper ore reserves and in 1991 the pit was closed. When the workers left, the mine constructions started to be disassembled for building materials by the locals.

via mishainik

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One Response to “What Remained Of a Ural Pit”

  1. Ramses-Bob says:

    Too bad some idiot had to deface these soviet murals… they are great time documents!

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