5 Underground Mine of the Eighteenth Century

Underground Mine of the Eighteenth Century

Posted on November 8, 2012 by team


The deposit was opened in far 1775 and started to be used for copper ore extraction. They worked only with two adits first, then they already had five.They didn’t extract enough copper so the mine was soon closed. In 1888 the mine was not already listed as a functioning one.

Now we are going to go down and see what has remained from that time.

Probably there was a fire here – people used torches then.

Due to high humidity and lack of ventilation the structures broke.

This device was used to lift scrapers.

This is a scaper itself or what has remained of it. It was used for manual ore transportation.

This used to be a torch.

It looks like a spooky labyrinth.

They used such stairs.

Such old mines can give many new impressions, because they are rather different from modern ones.

via mishainik

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5 Responses to “Underground Mine of the Eighteenth Century”

  1. RB says:

    wow fasinating I cant imagine to work like this to take a pick and keep pounding for hours and hours. Is the green rock the one with the copper? I wish we could see just one piece of what they were after. The weight of the roof after all this time you can see the power of the wooden beams to hold so much. I think its only because the wood can crush a bit but still b strong. How far does it go and what is the air like? Will they ever use it again?

  2. ProudGerman says:

    What type of wood was used and what years worked in?

  3. Captain Obvious says:

    That looks like a dangerous place to be.

  4. Logiczek says:

    Minecraft in reality…

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