What Remained Of a Ural Pit

What Remained Of a Ural Pit

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.

What Remained Of a Ural Pit

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.

What Remained Of a Ural Pit

What Remained Of a Ural Pit

Mine shaft is blocked and flooded

What Remained Of a Ural Pit

What Remained Of a Ural Pit

What Remained Of a Ural Pit

Blocked mine shaft at the largest level. Main levels were 92 m, 170 m, 250 m and 330 m.

What Remained Of a Ural Pit

What Remained Of a Ural Pit

How much metal and rails were spent for this?!

What Remained Of a Ural Pit

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 Remained Of a Ural Pit

What has remained from the railroad

What Remained Of a Ural Pit

What Remained Of a Ural Pit

What Remained Of a Ural Pit

For convenient descent of mine-workers to the pit they built a gallery from administration and living quarters and shops.

What Remained Of a Ural Pit

What Remained Of a Ural Pit

What Remained Of a Ural Pit

What Remained Of a Ural Pit

Service rooms

What Remained Of a Ural Pit

What Remained Of a Ural Pit

Dark basement labyrinths

What Remained Of a Ural Pit

Building of the mechanical shop

What Remained Of a Ural Pit

What Remained Of a Ural Pit

What Remained Of a Ural Pit

Mine winder building

What Remained Of a Ural Pit

Ore bodies caving zone at the level of 123m

What Remained Of a Ural Pit

What Remained Of a Ural Pit

Vent hole remains

What Remained Of a Ural Pit

What Remained Of a Ural Pit

What Remained Of a Ural Pit

The older caving zone

What Remained Of a Ural Pit

The mountain still belches out acid rivers…

What Remained Of a Ural Pit

And nothing grows on this land

What Remained Of a Ural Pit

Old mines

What Remained Of a Ural Pit

Modern ones

What Remained Of a Ural Pit

What Remained Of a Ural Pit

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.

What Remained Of a Ural Pit

Mine shaft is still blocked and flooded

What Remained Of a Ural Pit

Iron supports were cut off

What Remained Of a Ural Pit

Hoist building

What Remained Of a Ural Pit

Two vent installations

What Remained Of a Ural Pit

What Remained Of a Ural Pit

What Remained Of a Ural Pit

What Remained Of a Ural Pit

What Remained Of a Ural Pit

What Remained Of a Ural Pit

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.

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