Novo-Ezhovsky pit was one of the Kalatinsky group pits and was opened in 1967, near the old depleted pit Ezhovsky.
The mining zone was almost in the middle of the top of Ezhovaya mountain and went 550 m deep and 650 m wide.
The pit had administration and living quarters, a mechanical shop, a power-house and other premises. Today the most part of them are demolished and it’s hard to define what they were used for.
Mine shaft is blocked and flooded
Blocked mine shaft at the largest level. Main levels were 92 m, 170 m, 250 m and 330 m.
How much metal and rails were spent for this?!
Ore from the pit was lifted in skips and further through the whole bunker was loaded in cars that left for Kalatinsky copper-smelting plant.
What has remained from the railroad
For convenient descent of mine-workers to the pit they built a gallery from administration and living quarters and shops.
Dark basement labyrinths
Building of the mechanical shop
Mine winder building
Ore bodies caving zone at the level of 123m
Vent hole remains
The older caving zone
The mountain still belches out acid rivers…
And nothing grows on this land
From another side of the pit a mine Bore pit №1-Ventilation” was found. It used to be a small bore pit later deepened to 330 m and equipped with two independent fan installations.
Mine shaft is still blocked and flooded
Iron supports were cut off
Two vent installations
By the beginning of the 1990s they started to run out of copper ore reserves and in 1991 the pit was closed. When the workers left, the mine constructions started to be disassembled for building materials by the locals.