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UER Forum > Canada: Ontario > Abandoned Mines (Viewed 1466 times)
iamnotagun 


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Abandoned Mines
< on 3/24/2018 5:19 PM >
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Not really my thing, and likely for most of us, quite a drive, but the National Orphaned and Abandoned Mines Initiative released a project last spring to inventory derelict mines throughout Canada. Find the full article below. I don't know how many of you would be interested but found it informative nonetheless.

https://www.northe...w-available-612927


If anyone wants the link to the map it can be found at the link below and clicking "Launch the Mapping Interface".

http://www.noami.o...491858afe-38874449

Locations are easy to find via the maps which I know is generally a faux pas around here, but this being said access is extremely limited, getting there is hard, overall dangerous and I would probably say not recommended. So all in all I didn't see the big deal sharing




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< Reply # 1 on 3/24/2018 6:11 PM >
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Pretty cool. Many times there is supporting infrastructure above ground to explore.
Remoteness helps to preserve them...




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< Reply # 2 on 3/24/2018 9:41 PM >
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This is amazing, thank you. So much.




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< Reply # 3 on 3/25/2018 12:48 AM >
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ouuuh mines! Sounds fun for sure! I'll check it out, thanks!




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< Reply # 4 on 3/26/2018 1:20 PM >
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Posted by Theninjalobster
This is amazing, thank you. So much.



Posted by Rusty Canadian
ouuuh mines! Sounds fun for sure! I'll check it out, thanks!


Thanks guys ! Glad someone found the information of use or of interest.



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Re: Abandoned Mines
< Reply # 5 on 3/26/2018 5:58 PM >
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If you've never explored a mine before, I would suggest reaching out to someone on the site who has. They're among the most dangerous places we can explore, so having someone relay some experience to you can make a huge difference.

To drive the point home... I've been exploring for a good decade now, and been into a number of abandoned mines. Myself and several others still almost ended up caught in a partial collapse in an adit when some of the rock shifted around us last year.




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< Reply # 6 on 3/26/2018 8:01 PM >
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Posted by Archer
If you've never explored a mine before, I would suggest reaching out to someone on the site who has. They're among the most dangerous places we can explore, so having someone relay some experience to you can make a huge difference.

To drive the point home... I've been exploring for a good decade now, and been into a number of abandoned mines. Myself and several others still almost ended up caught in a partial collapse in an adit when some of the rock shifted around us last year.


This is an excellent point.

You also never know what's lying ahead underground, some of us went into a horizontal shaft that apparently had a huge vertical drop not far from where we turned around. Air quality is another issue.

You also may come across unmarked collapses/shafts in the forest unexpectedly (hell, even in some towns) around mining country and can't necessarily judge the depth or where they are. Cell service can also be spotty at best around Northern Ontario so you can't count on being able to call for help, or GPS your way back if you end up lost. I'm talking 1-3h+ outside of cell service not far from city centres.

There's also been a lot of mines being reopened and reprocessed in the last few years, and mining companies don't always have a sense of humour about trespassers. I know for a fact some of the mines marked abandoned in the databases have been reactivated in the last five or so years.

All that being said - some of my favourite locations I've ever explored are abandoned mines. They can be really rewarding places to explore, but given the nature of mines and their geographic location, extra precautions are a must.




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< Reply # 7 on 3/27/2018 12:25 AM >
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Looks perfectly safe to me.

Mines are a hell of a lot of hard work, but well worth it.




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Also be careful when exploring mines (or any caves for that matter) not to contaminate the natural ecosystem. The spread of white-nose fungus is believed to be primarily spread by cavers and is leading to a collapse of bat populations throughout North America. You can google methods for treating your clothing so you can prevent the spread of Pseudogymnoascus destructans.




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< Reply # 9 on 3/29/2018 2:52 PM >
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Exploring mines is definitely not my thing purely for safety concerns. Posted for those who might be a little braver than I lol.

Between the poor air quality, collapses, unmarked shafts, molds, lack of cell service, exploring mines is way outta my league, and I expect not suitable for MANY of us here. Plus I've heard that being caught trespassing at any of these places can carry a heavy consequence. They do seem cool though!

Just be safe everyone




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< Reply # 10 on 4/2/2018 5:52 PM >
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I LIKE MINES




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