The Forgotten Coal Mine

The Forgotten Coal Mine

Minerals is what South Ural is rich in. In the 1930s they made a lot of open pits in the Chelyabinsk region of Russia. The most famous of them is the Korkinsky one. But others deserve some attention too. For example, the Krasnogorsk mine is quite impressive. There is an artificial pond in its bottom which looks like a small mountain lake.

The Forgotten Coal Mine

That dump pit is 80 meters (260 ft) high.

The Forgotten Coal Mine

The mine is not functioning anymore but it still attracts visitors with its beauty. The mine is 150m (500 ft) deep.

The Forgotten Coal Mine

The Forgotten Coal Mine

The Forgotten Coal Mine

The Forgotten Coal Mine

The Forgotten Coal Mine

The Forgotten Coal Mine

The Forgotten Coal Mine

The Forgotten Coal Mine

The Forgotten Coal Mine

The Forgotten Coal Mine

It looks like a lake formed in a crater of a volcano.

The Forgotten Coal Mine

The Forgotten Coal Mine

The Forgotten Coal Mine

The Forgotten Coal Mine

Though the locals do not appreciate such beauty much…

The Forgotten Coal Mine

The Forgotten Coal Mine

The Forgotten Coal Mine

There is a man-made ravine nearby.

The Forgotten Coal Mine

The Forgotten Coal Mine

The layers of the soil are clearly visible.

The Forgotten Coal Mine

The Forgotten Coal Mine

It is time to leave this place now.

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