10 The City of Mines

The City of Mines

Posted on September 24, 2012 by team

Degtyarsk is an industrial city of Russia. The main industry there is mining and processing of copper. They also have a garment factory and a bakery there. Degtyarsk is often characterized by its red lakes and slagheaps. We gonna show some abandoned shops and mines of the city.

Slagheap of Kapitalnaya-1 mine.

The quarry is still being developed. On the right you can see scales for trucks.

Diesel generatot “Vepr”.

The central mechanical repair shop of the Degtyarsk Mining Group. It still functions but not at full. They used to have a huge production of details for the needs of quarries here. Today they are slowly selling everything but still make different details at individual requests.

They have a lot of machines here: turning, milling, belt-type ones, etc.


The shop is big so it even has the rails for trolleys and special platforms. There are also a lot of cranes: each is in an operating condition.

We wonder how long it takes to change a bulb if it hangs six meters high?

This thing weighing some hundreds of kilograms is used for making workpieces for future details.

The only new machine in the shop: it makes metal workpieces.

Various tools left scattered around.

Some worker has left his crossword here.

Pipes lay unneeded anymore.


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10 Responses to “The City of Mines”

  1. (r)evolutionist says:

    Radio “Belarus” does not work anymore.”… (sigh)… Some of my fondest childhood memories were listening to English service Radio Moscow on a shortwave radio (complete with excoriating stories about the U.S. genocide of American Indians and the miscarriage of justice for Leonard Peltier).

    • Jeebs says:

      U.S. genocide of native Americans? Don’t you mean the Italian, Spanish, English, Dutch, German, French settlers just to name a few genocide?

    • OldBikr says:

      I have not thought about Leonard Peltier in many years. As I recall his case was so full of discrepancies it defied rational belief.

      Yeah him and the AIM movement, tragic really.

      I used to hear a lot about the subject from a friend in Texas, my friend was a BlackFoot and he had a lot to say on the subject.

      • (r)evolutionist says:

        Hello, OldBikr. You know I have a strange sense of humor; but I really did listen to Radio Moscow, which was full of propaganda (of course!); I’m really just a history geek; you know I don’t take myself seriously…

  2. timoulete says:

    Good place to make photos, past don’t leave easy

  3. MAC says:

    I would take all of the tools myself.

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