3 Ghost Mill Miles From Nowhere

Ghost Mill Miles From Nowhere

Posted on July 17, 2014 by team

The Russian region of Kolyma is famous for its rich gold and tin fields. Cassiterite started to be extracted here back in the 1930s when it was realized it made no sense to bring it from England when they could get it in the Magadan region. The mine named after Sergey Lazo and the Factory of Chapaev were both opened in 1940. They had big plans which were not fated to be executed.

Roads of Kolyma.

Memorial cross… This place had four camps where prisoners were living and working. Some of them were miners.

This place is not inhabited today but the roads and bridges have been preserved rather well.

Not everywhere though…

Tall trees used to grow here, but all of them were cut down for construction and heating by those very prisoners.

Those who come here by car actually take a serious risk of losing their vehicle…

How can we move forward??

Luckily, we manage to find another way.

The hill is often visited by geologists looking for an ore-bearing vein.


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3 Responses to “Ghost Mill Miles From Nowhere”

  1. Erik Johnson says:

    What an amazing view . The ruins of times passed .
    Thank you .

  2. Lev Tolstoy says:

    “In 1949 some friends and I came upon a noteworthy news item in Nature, a magazine of the Academy of Sciences. It reported in tiny type that in the course of excavations on the Kolyma River a subterranean ice lens had been discovered which has actually a frozen stream – and in it were found frozen specimens of prehistoric fauna some tens of thousands of years old. Whether fish or salamander, these were preserved in so fresh a state, the scientific correspondent reported, that those present immediately broke open the ice encasing the specimens and devoured them with relish on the spot.”

    “We understood because we ourselves were the same kind of people as those present at that event. We, too, were from that powerful tribe of zeks, unique on the face of the earth, the only people who could devour prehistoric salamander with relish.”

    I. Solzhenitsyn

  3. dana says:

    maybe thats the place where Dracula lives…lol

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