Journey Through The Semi-Flooded Mine

Journey Through The Semi-Flooded Mine

Today we are going to visit an abandoned mine that is, according to the legend, -880 meters deep. The mine has not been functioning for a couple of years and is conserved meaning that all the exits and entrances are blocked. Who knows maybe there is not enough air inside…

Journey Through The Semi-Flooded Mine

Journey Through The Semi-Flooded Mine

This is an entrance filled with concrete. So, if you want to get in, you will need a flame cutter.

Journey Through The Semi-Flooded Mine

Journey Through The Semi-Flooded Mine

After the access was obtained it became clear that the hole is at least 200 meters deep.

Journey Through The Semi-Flooded Mine

Journey Through The Semi-Flooded Mine

The descent can be long and boring. At great depth humidity is very high. To avoid a shower of ground waters one needs a costume of chemical protection.

Journey Through The Semi-Flooded Mine

Journey Through The Semi-Flooded Mine

The abandoned system is somehow connected to the acting one preventing the area from flooding.

Journey Through The Semi-Flooded Mine

The mine is in a very bad condition. The floor can fall down any time.

Journey Through The Semi-Flooded Mine

Dates on found packs showed that people had not visited the place for years.

Journey Through The Semi-Flooded Mine

Walking through the tunnels.

Journey Through The Semi-Flooded Mine

Journey Through The Semi-Flooded Mine

All the tunnels seemed alike.

Journey Through The Semi-Flooded Mine

Journey Through The Semi-Flooded Mine

Journey Through The Semi-Flooded Mine

The sign on the wall says ‘Emergency Air Supply’. In case of fire people hid inside and closed all the doors.

Journey Through The Semi-Flooded Mine

Dangerous area. Explosion works are carried out.

Journey Through The Semi-Flooded Mine

Journey Through The Semi-Flooded Mine

Journey Through The Semi-Flooded Mine

Another ventilation tunnel led even deeper but those areas were all flooded.

Journey Through The Semi-Flooded Mine

Journey Through The Semi-Flooded Mine

Journey Through The Semi-Flooded Mine

Over 600 meters of the system were underwater.

Journey Through The Semi-Flooded Mine

Journey Through The Semi-Flooded Mine

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22 thoughts on “Journey Through The Semi-Flooded Mine”

  1. Sir, about the english:
    “Today we’ll visit an ..” is not correct sentence.
    “Today we going to visit an ….” is correct.
    Best regards!

    • For years not: forever!
      No one will do an excavation just to retrieve dead bodies in case of a collapse. They’ll stay buried.

  2. “Sir, about the english:
    “Today we’ll visit an ..” is not correct sentence.
    “Today we going to visit an ….” is correct.
    Best regards!”
    Brilliant. Some guy (from Bulgaria) is correcting someone’s bad english. If you are correcting mistakes at least do it properly yourself – Today we ARE going to…

  3. WOW!! as a mine explorer that has ticked all the right boxes, I’d love to see this mine, it looks very exciting – over here we’re used to a little bit of the gasaxe to get into some places!

  4. Hmm, a very dangerous trip indeed. Roof collapse is the least of the problems. It’s those flooded areas that are most dangerous. What’s that “bad egg” smell? Oh, it’s gone now, so that’s alright. WRONG!!! You can smell Hydrogen Sulphide gas (H2S) in low concentrations, but in high concentrations it destroys your sense of smell in seconds and will kill you stone dead a few SECONDS later. Yes, really. Got to take care in these places.

    • just a tip: a long time ago our miners takes singing birds for this risk. once they had overturned the miners see that the concentration was too high for them and fled from the tunnels.

    • They don’t need to worry… it’s Russia! Every abandoned building, mine, dwelling, town is required to have at least 500 gas masks lying around in the mess!

  5. Looks like the blue things are copper oxide, so it can be a copper mine. (MOTO proof :D)
    no more information on this mine? (location, name…)

  6. ‘Omg, there’s this danger, and that, and even possibly that danger in there..’ – that’s why we dont see similar pictures from a US based abandoned mines… *let the boasting begin* 🙂

    • Admitted American urban and other explorers seem to value their lives and safety more so then many Russians do. No idea why that is but make of it what you will. Personally i don’t think it’s such a bad thing that they don’t take crazy risks just because they can.

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