The fate of abandoned mines
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What happens to the mines in various parts of the world after people leave them, or simply cease to be used for its original purpose.
white calcite (Russian) mining abandoned mines
Dugin's quarry (Russia)
Dugin has begun the development of quarries according to various sources around the 16th century. An extensive network of tunnels used for mining of limestone, used for construction of the "White Moscow." The length of the quarries is estimated at about 5,500 meters. Now an extensive network of tunnels was one of the most popular routes spelestologicheskaya.
An abandoned iron ore mine (Russia)
Abandoned mines for extraction of potassium mica (Russia)
The mine is designed for production of muscovite, it was built in the early 20th century. Now from the man-made stone veins almost nothing left and what was left, was chosen by the indigenous people.
Fortunately, not all mine pursues a similar fate. Quite often, after the cessation of production, the mine turned into a place of pilgrimage for the present or acquire any other quite utilitarian.
Kamioka Mine (Japan)
Kamioka mining town located in Nagasaki Prefecture, near the island of Kyushu. Located on a private island completely autonomous city was built in the early 19th century as a working mining town. In the vicinity Kamioka cadmium was mined ore, lignite, zinc and silver. At the end of the 20th century mining on the island has been completely stopped, and the last residents left the city. Mines, however, were not abandoned. On the territory of abandoned mines Research Center for the Study of the neutrino was formed - Kamiokande, and later a neutrino detector was built SuperKamiokande.
Salt mines Turda (Transylvania)
Salt Mine in Velicheke (Poland)
Salt Velichika Museum since 1978 is a UNESCO heritage. Mine workings, intended for once-extraction of rock salt, extend almost 300 km. Throughout the mine is located about 3000 cameras, which are now converted into exhibition halls.
Each room is dedicated to improvised various milestones of history of mining and the history of Poland. One of the most famous halls Velichika - a chapel of the Holy Book, created in 1896. The interior, entirely made of rock salt, creating more than 70 years.
Chapel of the Holy Book
St. John Chapel
The camera Jozef Pilsudski
pit bottoms Kunegundy