7 Abandoned Miners Village in Siberia Mounts

Abandoned Miners Village in Siberia Mounts

Posted on September 20, 2014 by tim

These are lands where a lot of mining businesses operated during Soviet times and prisoners worked there. Gold and pewter was mined. At first, pewter was imported from England, then later they decided to mine it locally, so these popped up across Siberia. Sometimes in pretty far away places. Alexandr says he had to travel over 1300km with his dad to get to this place. Inside we can peek into their adventure.

That’s the UAZ car they used to travel. Most of the facilities they visited were a part of GULAG.

He says that most of the roads were left unsupported for over fifty years but are still in a pretty good condition. A lot of concrete bridges cross the forest rivers. 

However some places have got some pot holes, which require you to leave the road and pass around them, like this one.

A landscape without trees is not natural for these places. Most of the trees were destroyed to be used in the construction of the mines and getting them warmed up.

He couldn’t pass some bridges at all. 

Totally destroyed with time. 

So they had to find a way through the wilderness. 


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7 Responses to “Abandoned Miners Village in Siberia Mounts”

  1. john deer says:


  2. Marco says:

    Amazing! Wonderfull trip!

  3. Vijay says:

    Yes, I remember this was posted also before several weeks ago. So, it is a repost for sure.

  4. Kirk says:

    I’m still curious as to how they managed the final crossing! Probably not in that vehicle… Beautiful scenery, too. It reminds me of parts of Alaska, which would make sense given the closeness in latitude.

  5. Stary Wylk says:

    What word are you translating as “pewter”? There is no such thing as a pewter mine; pewter is an alloy of tin.

  6. Matt says:

    Beautiful, but bleak and forbidding. My sympathies to the poor prisoners sent there.

  7. montanagood4soul says:

    Thanks for sharing beauty of place. Reminds me of Montana. How far away is nearest village I wonder?

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