Abandoned Ural Mountain mine is equal parts horror movie and video-game level

Abandoned Ural Mountain mine is equal parts horror movie and video-game level

15 Pictures That Will Make Your Heart Stop

Extreme camping and rock climbing photographs by Gordon Wiltsie. Hanging precariously in tents off a vertical cliff face wouldn’t be most people’s idea of the perfect camping trip.

Abandoned Places - Urban exploration in Ukraine

Black Mirror rocket mines, Fall Vinnitsa - Urban exploration in Ukraine - Abandoned Places

Once a running gold mine, Independence Mine, Hatcher's Pass Alaska

Once a running gold mine, Independence Mine, Hatcher's Pass Alaska abandoned

At its peak in 1941, the company operating Independence Mine employed 204 men, blasted almost 12 miles of tunnels, and produced 34,416 ounces of gold worth $ 1,204,560; today $ 17,208,000.  World War Two rendered gold mining nonessential, although Independence Mine continued to operate due to the presence of sheelite (a source of tungsten, which is a strategic metal).  But supplies were low and the mine closed in 1943.

Ghost Towns & Abandoned Mines in Alaska, Arizona and Arkansas

Independence Mine Ghost Towns & Abandoned Mines in Alaska, Arizona and Arkansas

inside a coal mine courtesy of appanoose county historical society 1763x1177 Coal Mine History

inside a coal mine courtesy of appanoose county historical society Coal Mine History

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