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I explore abandoned mines AMA
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>ready relief mine.
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>Stacked rock on the right is called gobbing. easier for miners to do than haul in out
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>Latrine, you dont leave the mine when there is work to do
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> The Ready Relief mine was a lot bigger than we expected
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>>1142998
When did you lose your will to live?
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>collapsed part of haulage tunnel. still easy to crawl over
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>>1143009
I love ex> ore chute that leads up to a large stoped out areaploring! This is living for me.
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>>1143011
>wow i f-ed that up
>I love exploring, This is living to me
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>>1142998

Nice coffin anon.
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>>1143011
Idunno, heading into abandoned mines seems like a death sentence to me. You do you though, if that's how want to die I'm not gonna stop you.
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honestly if its still standing its probably safe to enter
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>>1143017
>more likely to die driving, heart failure, cancer. Ill take my chances.
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>>1143015
None of us get to pick our deaths.
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>>1143026
That's because people do those things more, not because they're more dangerous. More people die of car crashes than shooting themselves in the head, but that doesn't mean shooting yourself in the head is safer than driving a car.
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>>1143023
They are only dangerous if you are stupid.
>Rock that had fallen on the timbering. This would have been a weak spot.
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>>1143030
> you are right, but my point is we all die. I may die in a mine, or of cancer or heart failure, Have fun you only get one chance.
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>>1143033
Like I said, you do you. It's no concern of mine if you die in a mine shaft at your own will.
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>>1142998
where are you at? Is this like Colorado or something? Post more mine pictures
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lurkin'
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>>1143071
These are in southern CA
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>a few more before i go to bed
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>small bat.
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> ill post more in a few days if there is interest.
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>>1143142
yeah go for it

maybe something more than just tunnels. that my request at least
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Actually this does look pretty cool. Is it much more dangerous than normal caving?
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>>1143001
What are those, slate slabs? Granite? Are those worth anything?

Great thread by the way, cool pics
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>>1143135
where? I spend a few weeks out there each year and I like to venture up into the mountains on fire roads but I've never seen any mines
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Do you carry a gun or some other method of suicide for when you eventually get trapped?
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Have you watched "the descent?"
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What's the strangest, scariest, or just most unsettling thing you have encountered?
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>inb4 you get cocky, get stuck, can't get help, and die slowly in a dank dark cave

RIP in piss dipshit.
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>>1143261
Don't be rude.
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>>1143154
Mines are mostly just tunnels.
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>>1143155
I don't like caves. Both can be dangerous if you don't know what you doing
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>>1142998
You should watch The Descent. Give it 30mins or so it's a slow burn movie.
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>>1143157
The smooth right side of tunnels is a fault line. Most mines were dug near or on fault lines as gold and other metals were pushed up in these areas.
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>>1143164
Dulzura has a few, as well as Julian. Death Valley and the Mojave are way better places though.
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>>1143172
I sometimes carry my glock 17 if i have a lot of hiking before i get to the mine. Not too worried about getting trapped. More likely to fall or get crushed.
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>>1143211
Ill have to look it up, never heard of it.
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>>1143237
No dead bodies, ghosts, or strange creatures sorry.
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>>1143261
>go fuck yourself
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>>1143393
>I hope it is worth watching.
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>>1143399
Doesn't have to be any of that anon, could just be a scary situation.
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>>1143387
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>>1143402
>This mine is the only one of had a really bad feeling out. We had to break into the bat cage. The interior was really dilapidated and it had very poor air quality.
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>>1143402
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>>1143402
Climbing through the bat cage.
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>these mines were in Imperial county and San Diego county. I'll post the death valley mines tonight.
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>Deep water down vertical shaft
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https://youtu.be/WaIoXN-7FjM

This is you.
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I abandon explored mines AMA
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>>1143408
Are you Batman?
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>>1143423
Holy fuck.
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>>1143423
Some of the comments fucking lel
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>>1143423
More likely to be me.

http://www.cnn.com/2011/US/03/05/nevada.mine.death/index.html
>looking up
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>>1143445
nope
>pack rat trying to hide in a blast hole
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Are these mostly gold/silver mines? What is the most interesting thing that you have found and kept?
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>>1143542
Yup, gold silver, lead, iron
>this lighter from the late 1800's
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>>1143548

dope dude!
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Cool post OP

You ever come across pic related?
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>>1143568
not yet
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>>1143553
>thanks, some other random things
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>>1143553
A cart that they took the wheels off of.
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Death Valley mines as promised
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Part of the noon day mine
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another adit in the noon day mine.
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>a lot of timbering in these mines. We were here for 3 days , and spent 10+ hours underground each day. Only say about 1/2 of the mines
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very large mine
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underground dynamite locker.
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>>1143408
Wait a minute. If thats you then whos is picture?
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>>1143686
>Its always just my wife and I.
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>>1143697
do you two ever get it on in the mines?
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What kind of gear do you use? Flashlights harnesses hats etc
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>>1143701
>no, not exactly a clean or romantic place.
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>>1143714
Climbing helmet with head lamp. Camel pack. 3 flashlights. extra batteries for everything. gloves, dust mask. spot gps. a few other items as well.
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Go find kenny
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>>1143741
Do you pleb it with alkalines or using 18650s? I recently got into flashlights
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>>1143741
I'd get a spotter to keep with you. The old Solaris 4 gas can be picked up pretty cheap since they're being slowly phased out. Black damp will get you even in areas you think are ventilated well
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>>1142998
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STOP GREENTEXTING EVERYTHING HOLY FUCK
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>>1142998
What kind of things do you have to look out for while exploring mines?
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>>1143766
saiv'd
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Don't listen to the fearfags OP your adventures are fucking insane, I know of a few andoned minshafts around my area of Queensland, how should I go about exploring them?

Especially when they seem downright vertical
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>>1143858

I'd suggest trying not to set it off. Other than that you have to ask professional minesweeper.
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>>1143736
Boring.
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>>1143747
Headlamps take 18650's hand helds are all AA.
>inclined shaft that goes 500 feet doewn
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>>1143760
I do want to get a sniffer but $$$
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>>1143766
Thanks Anon this is amazing!
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>>1143773
>i do what i want

>head frame for getting ore cart out and dumping them
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>>1143858
Widow makers (large loose rock above you)
Broken timbering
Collapsed sections
False flooring
Dynamite (becomes less stable over time.)
Falling down shafts is always a big concern
area with poor air quality.
rattle snakes around adits.
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>>1143911
I would stay away from vertical shaft. very hard to enter and always a big chance of rock falling down on you while acceding.
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>>1143992
No one is stopping you from getting it on in a mine. If you do let me know how it went.
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>ore chute splintering under the weight of fallen rock. Not too much longer and this section will collapse.
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>>1144093
I will, but i can't seem to convince women to go willingly into remote mines/caves with me.
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Seems boring and enjoy your hantavirus.

Would've been fun to be the people building the tunnels and finding the gold. Born too late.
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>>1143760
>>1144083
Bitch I work with confined spaces, you don't fucking skimp out on the gas sensors stop being cheap. CO2, CO, O2, LEL, H2S are critical for caving or mining. Ideally bring a PID too, for those odd or rare gas buildups. You don't have to ID it, just know it's dangerous to go ahead. Don't bother with ammonia sensors, they have garbage limits and PIDs are more accurate, you'll know if it's ammonia by the smell long before you hit any exposure limits.
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>>1143405
> very poor air quality
So do you bring some extra oxygen sometimes? Can the air be actually toxic or something in some particular mines?
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>>1144148
who said anything about willingly? That is the point of being in a mine.

>vertical shaft where the collar has collapsed
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>>1144149
yup really boring being hundreds of ft underground.
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>>1144178
Thanks for your concern.
>collapsed ore cart bridge
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>>1144149
>born too late.
We still do underground mining. Look up Newmont gold or Barrick. there is still tons of mom and pop operations that do underground as well.
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>>1144240
dont bring o2 with us. We try to go into mines that have air movement. The Noon Day mine, and War Eagle mine had great airflow. Felt like AC

>underground head frame for getting ore carts out of the 500 ft level
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>>1144276
I've worked for Newmont, Freeport, a few others you've never heard of. Groupo, Anglo Gold, Asarco, Jacobs, Thysson.
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>>1143000
Oh hey, I've been in there. Lots of cool mining machinery left at the site too. Are there any others in the same general area that you recommend? I've been to the Warlock mine as well, though it isn't nearly as interesting. I'm also looking for mines to explore in the Phoenix area if anyone knows of any.

Pic is the Golden Gem mine I think. It was on the way to the Warlock mine, but I wasn't about to try to climb in there.

Also, not a mine but if you haven't, check out the Carrizo Gorge Railway for more tunnels and stuff.
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>>1144282
Pic related
We went in this one. It only looks bad at the adit. I thought it was part of the Warlock group.. thanks for giving me a name.
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>>1144279
Why do you keep getting fired?
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>>1144286
That's pretty cool. I might have to give it a look again if there's more to it than a collapsed entrance.
Allegedly there's at least one more mine entrance off the Wilcox Toll Road, but all I've been able to find is the Golden Gem entrance and the obvious entrance to the Warlock mine.
Pic related is the old structure at the Warlock mine before some ultrafaggots came along and graffiti'd it.
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Here is the third one. It almost at the bottom on an old rode on you right going, up a small draw
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>>1144297
Cool area.
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>>1144282
Warlock mine was used as an underground shelter, full of supplies before the main haulage tunnel collapsed
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>>1144310
Damn, that one looks really cool. Now I really want to go back and look. How far back does it go?
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>>1142998
This is some amazing stuff. OP, have you ever run into some legal trouble for trespassing?
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>>1144318
How is that still standing
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>>1144318
I know this bridge. It is by the I-8 right and side going toward AZ from Ca
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>>1144842
No, most mines are in areas none is around. We go out for days, and never see anyone. These are mostly remote places.
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>>1144980
How do you get out there? Car? Wouldn't that raise suspicion?
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>>1144982

I don't think you understand 'go out for days and never see anyone' anon
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>>1144982
A more likely problem with a regular car is getting stuck or broke down. I'd say a lifted 4x4 is a safer bet.
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>>1144980
Not a car.. 4x4 cars wouldn't make it out here.
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>>1144982
to who? no one is around. if there was another vehicle within 30 miles we would know.
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Ghosts?
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>>1142998
Should the NZ government be reopening pike river?
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>>1143736
the most infuriating thing about this thread is your inability to greentext properly.

also your general substandard photography
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>>1143747
you can tell

>NiMH masterrace
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>>1145008
No
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>>1145220
only if they want coal.
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>>1145404
>Dont care that you want green txt in story form.

>go take pics underground with bad lighting and dust.
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>>1145406
The most important thing is always have multiple back up light sources. you dont know dark till you are underground with no light.
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>I explore the mines that are marked on my map as day hike destinations that 10000 other people also explore every day
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>>1145514
>right on.
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cut out area on the right is a stoped out section to fallow the ore. it is about 100ft deep
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Looking down stope
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>>1146055
jump
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>>1144242
Fucking fantastic
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>>1143668
The fragments at the bottom were from this box.
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>>1146250
oh shit, I used to have one of these boxes as my nightstand when I was a little kid
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>>1143668
do you have Prince Albert in the can?
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>>1142998

I'm curious, have any of the mines you've been into been abandoned Spanish mines? Like the kind Conquistadors would have had?

I've read stories about buried caches being hidden in mines all over the Southwestern US. Complete with deathtraps. Any truth to that?
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>>1142998
Do you do this shit alone? Have you ever been in a possibly fatal situation?
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>>1146531
not him but I've been in a couple old Spanish mines. The two I've been in were taken over by americans during the gold rush though. They kicked out the Mexicans that were mining there and went to work on it themselves. So nothing of the historic Spanish mine still exists except the story.

I've also searched for lost Spanish mines around the southwest. my feeling is that most of those stories are bullshit. People are always claiming there's some lost Spanish mine full of gold in some random place that doesn't have any gold or any other ore.
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>>1144085
you are fat, disgusting
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>>1146126
after you
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>>1146250
yup still looking for an unbroken box
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>>1146529
sure do, should i let him out?
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>>1146531
nope, all from the late 1800's or early 1900's
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>>1146546
Never alone. Not really.
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>>greentexting
>>not blue texting
>Pleb
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>>1147784
>That didn't work as I had hoped fuck
>>1blue?
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>>1142998
I miss college. Went out with one of my professors to abandoned mining towns to look for the scraps they left behind. Made some good money off it. Better techniques allow you to get quality metal out of ore they would have considered scrap. I can't wait for the day silver is worth more than gold. Deposits are much more rare and mines are mostly dry these days.

Good thread op. You're fucking insane, but you seem to be doing ok. Dangerous as all get out.
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>>1147805
Newer mines will buy the tailings piles from old mines if the grade is high enough. Happens a lot. Found a lot of copper tailing with high grade ore in them. Not much in the way of gold or silver, but always a lot of quartz and iron.
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>>1147785
Im sure you almost had it.
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old copper mine
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>>1142998
OP you should see if you can take a semi-decent camera and flash with you. I'm sure /p/ would wet themselves over some well done mine photos.

Heck even an ig account or similar to share your antics might go down well.
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>>1147932
I would love to be able to take great pics. and video, but $$$. I make do with what I can afford,
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>>1147827

A lot of that was because the price of ore at the time meant that lower grade wasn't cost effective to produce/refine, so they'd just dump it with the spoil. Now the price is high enough it's worth digging back through it and refining it. Happens a lot in AZ, for instance.
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>>1147946
yup, and old mills weren't all that efficient. I've seen it in AZ, CA, NV and ID. it is common practice easy work for the mine that buys it.
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>>1147960
Yup. I promised my old prof I'd never share our locations, but we were getting that basin and range silver (hint hint). I'm sure even the spots we considered too out of the way have been cleared out by now. The old mining towns are just as interesting as the mines imo.

You could always make a quick buck on etsy if you learn to identify some desired rocks and tumble them. I like to make my hikes lucrative that way.
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>>1147965
Sorry that's a bit rambling. I'm a few beers in. Geologist life.
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Working in a gold mine in Australia as an abseiler. Wanted to check out this old working uncovered by blasting but ropes weren't long enough.
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>>1147805
>Deposits are much more rare and mines are mostly dry these days.
kek

I live in an old silver town, one of the largest producers in the US. So large we crashed the market and then shut our mines down because the stuff was worthless. We allowed one group of mines to flood in 1895 despite it sitting on billions of dollars worth of high grade ore.

all mining towns love to talk about all the ore left in the mines, ours actually has it. If silver's ever worth more than gold we'll open up and kill the market again. But as long as silver is free byproduct off of copper and moly production that's not going to happen.
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>>1148014
I know of a lot of areas that were tunnel mined in the 1800-1900's that are now being open pit mined. Mining technology has come a long way. I have been in underground mines where the hit a spring and had no way to remove that much water. Now pumps can handle way more water than that.
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Green Monster Mine AZ.
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>>1147965

Most copper bearing ores oxidize green. Most silver bearing ores oxidize black. Look up some geology/petrology sources and find out what's in your area.
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>>1147966

I'd say "only a few?" but I'm a geologist and I don't drink. A regular unicorn here.
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>>1143932
Dude.
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>>1147966

What's the incidence of sulfides and hazardous heavy metals occurring as fine particulates in these spoil piles?
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>>1148013
My dad had a similar job in Nevada when he was in his 20's. Him and a buddy would explore old mine shafts looking for explosives before the pit mine would open them up. They have some great stories.
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>>1148382
I don't know about tailings piles, but old mills sites are known to have heavy metal in the ground all around them.

In mines you have to worry about silica particles. Silica lung is some pretty bad stuff.
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>>1148427

Don't work as a geologist atm, but some of the research work I did in undergrad on groundwater science was in minesite reclamation and plumes of lead sulfides and arsenic were an issue from old tailings piles. I figured fine dusts winnowing out with the wind or stuff washing down with rainwater would be an issue, too.
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>>1148382
It's extremely common but the government in the US is systematically requiring mine owners to remediate the stuff. So eventually it won't be much of a thing.

I make my living doing that work, what we'll usually do is cover the entire pile with several feet of inert rock and then often with soil. Then we plant stuff in that soil. Finally we cut drainage ditches on and around the spoils pile so water doesn't uncover the hazardous materials below.

In some cases we'll haul off the entire spoils pile and either sell it for its metals values or pay a shitload of money to bury it in a hazardous landfill. In some cases we've covered entire piles with shotcrete.

in most cases there's still groundwater problems, and often mine owners find themselves paying for water treatment plants for the rest of forever. This has literally bankrupted a few major mining companies, so now the big boys do all this stuff as part of their normal planning while they're mining.
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>>1148541

I take it you'll need to do a series of borehole tests to see if there's a confining layer or not beneath it. Bentonite or montmorillonite would be great, but if it's AZ, caliche just won't do the job. Otherwise, you're stuck with something like a series of water wells pumping forever to a filtration setup, like you suggested.
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>>1148184
I thought you said it was only ever your wife and you, liar.
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Ever found cool shit?
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>>1148591
You caught me. We have taken a few people with us as well. Always funny seeing how people react going underground for the first time.
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>>1148630
Only what ive already posted
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>>1148661
>>1148630

You mean you never found stacks of abandoned dynamite or the bones of old pirates? :c
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>>1148702
They weren't mining for gold coins. It wasn't a video game. I know guys that have found boxes of sweating dynamite, but I haven't.
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>>1148577
Where I work we're sitting on several hundred feet of loose glacial till, so nobody ever lucks into a nice water trap under the pile. Luckily as sulfides oxidize they form this hard shell that keeps most surface water on the surface. Unfortunately it also turns that surface water to battery acid.

but yeah, we deal with ground water using existing drainage tunnels from mines, old haulage adits mostly. We have surface water ditches and basins, and then in some cases we have water treatment plants set up a number of miles downstream from the mines that just treat everything that flows from the valley above.
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>>1148702
>you never found stacks of abandoned dynamite
explosives turn up in small mines every now and then, but you're not going to hear about it from people like OP because he's committing a crime, and finding explosives pretty much always results in the involvement of the sheriff's office and the feds.
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>>1142998
What type of respirator do you use? How often do the filters need to be changed? What other gear do you wear? Found anything worth keeping?
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>>1149112
>involvement of sheriffs or feds

Dynamite is not all that uncommon in old mines.
I for one will never call authorities unless I find a body,
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>>1143137
U sleep in the mines?
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>>1149618
Don't use ant kind of respirator.
Never change filter on what you don't have
>have already said most of what I carry, and some of the stuff we have kept
I have grabbed stuff from almost every mine site.
Ore cart track spikes, square nails, a pulley. We like random souvenirs, but mostly pics and video. These mines wont be around forever.
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>>1149703
Never, Very stuffy, dusty, wild animals. I have camped on tailings piles outside of mines
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>>1149705
Why don't you use a respirator? I thought all minefriends did. Any recommendations on locations if you don't mind sharing some secrets?
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>>1150545
most mine explorers use a sniffer. detects bad gas and o2 levels. I'd rather not give out locations. A little research into old mining ghost towns should help out though.
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Oh gee whiz I can't wait to explore the local mine!
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>>1142998
Do you have a youtube channel?
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>>1151492
that would be like a youtube channel for shoplifting. Not a great idea.
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quite interesting but you should consider to get a better camera and a tripod with you.
the flashlight makes a shitty light. try a very long exposure in the dark and "paint" with your flashlight until everything is lit up properly. a mirrorless camera might show you the exposure in real time.
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>>1151511
>boonk gang exists
just make a youtube channel pussy
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>>1151511
Other people have them.
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>>1151480
Whats a little cancer in the name of exploration?
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>>1151492
My wife has posted a couple vids,
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>>1151511
Most of what we do is 100% legal. No one owns these claims anymore.
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>>1151532
Thanks for the advice. I only use my phone. I would like to document this stuff better.
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>>1151595
Why?
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>>1151613
A guy named Frank has this channel -
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYKZObv8VH_Z2xXpftQXw3w

He is an amazing mine explorer. Very knowledgeable guy
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>>1148198
Mark?
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>>1151933
>Most of what we do is 100% legal. No one owns these claims anymore.
bullshit.

most of them are patents, not claims. Private property.

The remainder are claims on Federal land which you don't have permission to enter.

there is no legal way for you to do what you're doing without the landowner's written permission and you should know it. I don't care, I do the same shit. But I'm not going to lie and pretend it's legal.
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>>1148630
>>1148702
>You mean you never found stacks of abandoned dynamite

I have.
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>>1152063
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OP, any tips for when I accidentally come upon an abandoned, not prepared specifically, so only with one flashlight and a knife?

like, what should I never do? How deep can I go? What are the signs that I should GTFO asap?
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>>1152087
Never go past the warning signs ya retard
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>>1152152
fuck, if I didn't I wouldn't know happiness in my life
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What is the worst you have ever hurt yourself in a mine?

Have you ever met a random person?

What is the coolest thing you have ever found?
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>>1152029
>PATENTED MINING CLAIM
>Federal land = BLM or public land.
>Most original claim owners have failed to pay taxes or just let them expire.

Sorry I don't take legal advice from random people on the internet.
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>>1152087
#1 never go by yourself!
#2 Always have at least 3 working light sources and extra batteries.
#3 Don't go in if you are unsure of the dangers
#4 by the time you see the signs that you should GTFO it is probably too late.
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>>1152152
Do you always to what a sign tells you to? Boring....
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>>1152155
If I listened to all the signs I wouldn't be posting
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>>1152156
Last time exploring mines in Death Valley I broke my ankle the first day. Still spend the next three days exploring underground. Thank god for ace bandage and walking stick

Met a few guys that were starting up a small three man operation. Other than that no.

Coolest things are the structures underground.
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mad respect for what you guys do, spelunking is 2 spooky for me and I trespass as a hobby <3
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>>1152282
No but I wasn't talking to you I was talking to the self identified retard. You seem somewhat prepared and knowledgeable
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>>1152378
I still don't get what's so retarded with hiking and accidentally coming upon a mine.
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>>1152477
Who said there was?
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>>1143390
I've explored some of these mines near Julian, including this one. Saw a big fucking scorpion in there! Would love to go back soon and do more exploring.
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>>1152329
Thanks, we have had fun doing it.
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>>1142998
That seems like a bad idea. I had three cousins who used to do this. They would go together, for safety. They explored an abandoned coal mine, just 5 miles off their property. Their funerals were held all together, 10 years ago.
They had apparently gone in too deep, their footsteps had disturbed something. Coal shot out and started falling, one of them (David) asphyxiated on the dust. The other two died trying to drag him out, also of asphyxiation. My Dad told me the story when he heard about it.

Don’t go into mines, even if you know what you are doing.
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>>1152279
>Sorry I don't take legal advice from random people on the internet.
I wouldn't want you to.
I think natural selection should be allowed to do its thing.

stay safe, a trespassing ticket you can recover from.
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>>1152533
you did. That's exactly what you said.
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>>1152871
72 different people have posted in this thread.
you should consider the possibility that the person you're arguing with now is not the same person you started arguing with.

because what you think he said isn't what he said.
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>>1152872
if he follows the same conversation, not stating that he is another person, I'm going to assume he either actually is the same person, or that his views are identical.
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>>1152876
you stuck yourself into someone else's conversation and then got confused about who you were talking to.

you can assume anything you like, but understand that you're the idiot here and everyone can see it. Maybe take a second and see who you're talking to? Learn to read? Smoke less dope? Whatever it takes, dude.
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>>1152876
>you stuck yourself into someone else's conversation
I'm OP of that conversation, kid
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Tfw every mine I've been too had concrete sealed 10+ft deep at the entrance. I'm with ya op though it's a lot of fun. They installed laser trip wires everywhere at one I used to frequent so I stopped going after running from a Paul blart tier cop
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>Never go past the warning signs ya retard
I said in response to this guy
>>1152087
Who said he was unprepared and clueless. I never said don't go hiking. But I take that back as he is clearly too stupid for hiking
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>>1153056
notice how you replied to the wrong comment there.

this is the sort of things dipshits do to muck up discourse on 4chan.

learn to read, read carefully, respond to the right comment. Both of you.

assuming we have two dipshits itt instead of just one.
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>>1144980
beautful picture

what did they mine in these mines?
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>>1152584
Sorry to hear about your family.

I like going underground so i'm going to keep doing it.
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>>1152839

Natural selection hasn't caught up to me yet.

We are always as safe as we can be, but thanks,
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>>1153337
Mostly silver and lead
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>>1152872
>>1152876
>>1153054
>>1153056
>>1153333
Relax guys
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>>1153060
Never seen any of that. Seems crazy.
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>>1153451
I've sat through enough MSHA courses to know you're not at all safe, if your stories of broken bones are any indication.
>>1153458
>Seems crazy.
the Feds are plugging mines all over Death Valley because of you and a handful of others like you.

You're fine, you seem ok with the risks you're taking, but when your dumb ass dies your family will require several million dollars to console themselves for the 'loss.' The Feds will pay up and then seal another bunch of mines. I mean they're sealing them anyways, but you just hasten the process with your inevitable death or maiming.
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>>1143401
After the descent watch as above so below
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>>1153541
Im guessing you have worked the pit as an equipment operator, or possibly in a mill. Either way i'm sure the MSHA training you received had little to do with 100 year old underground mine operations.

yes ten feet of concrete and laser trip wires seem crazy. Most closed mines are either back filled, poly filled, or bat caged.
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I thought /out/ had bigger balls than this. A lot of what we all do is dangerous. Learn to live while you can. Fuck! this safety shit is getting old.
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>>1153541
My family won't want anything, most were miners and understand what I do, and the dangers associated with it. Hell my Dad was playing in old mines as a kid.

As far as mines getting closed they are doing that everywhere, That is why I try exploring them before we lose the history when they get sealed.
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>>1154093
>Im guessing you have worked the pit as an equipment operator, or possibly in a mill
neither. My site-specific training is entirely in and on 100 year old underground mines.
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>>1143423
God damnit I'm not usually creeped out by anything but this is what my nightmares are made of.
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>>1154106
we're losing the history because the timbers and bolts are rotting away and the mines are collapsing.

we're plugging them so you're not in them when they do.

you aren't saving history unless you're putting artifacts in museums or publishing a book of your explorations. Otherwise all you're doing is storing history in your head where it will inevitably rot just like the timbers and bolts of the mines themselves.
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>>1154100
>A lot of what we all do is dangerous
none of it is as statistically dangerous as what you're doing.

you've been lucky mostly because you're exploring dry mines in good rock. Otherwise you would be dead by now. There's no reason to think it won't kill you eventually though.

/out/ does lots of dangerous stuff. What you're doing is just suicide though. It's only a matter of time.
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I'm done posting.
I was never looking for advice or opinion about what I do. I was only showing /out/ some cool pieces of history. I hope you all enjoyed.

If I ever make a fatal mistake in a mine just know I died doing something that I love, and that is more than most can say. Be safe, but most importantly live life as you see fit.

> </thread>
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>>1154914
Thanks for the pics man. I wish more people on /out/ would share their adventures instead of posting about knives.
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>>1154914
I could pick up where you left off, I have at least as many pics of at least as many mines.

I don't because I don't want to give people the idea that this is a fun safe way to spend the last couple years of their short lives.

if you insist on going in these mines at the very least spend the $1000 for a multigas kit, buy a fucking rebreather or better yet SCBA, and travel roped to a group of men large enough to drag your unconscious ass out of the hole if you go down.

this is basic stuff if you want to live. Even then it's no guarantee of safety, people with the proper equipment and training die in mines and other enclosed spaces ALL THE FUCKING TIME.

do as you please. Don't pretend others should do it too.
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>>1146553
homegirls got a phat ole ass but looks in great shape your probably a fucking soy boy whose disappointed in her lack of feminine penis, you have to go back to b
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>>1144289
My random erections repeatedly caused cave-ins resulting in casualties
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>>1151595
hes LITERALLY in jail because of it phoget
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>>1151511
Are you not familiar with niggers?
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>>1155023
no, tell me about your family
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>>1143028
Wait, what? What about suicides?
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>>1154914
amen, bro.
good luck on your ways
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>>1154922
he never told anyone to do anything, cretin
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>>1143041
Passive aggressive little cunt. Eat shit, faggot.
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>>1155033
We are Asian shopkeepers and have been robbed by niggers many times
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>>1144968
wood holds up pretty well

my town had a wooden river bridge build by the Romans in 80AD which collapsed 1300 in the middle age
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>>1151938
It’s a shame he stopped creating content. Also, what are you thoughts on the end of this video? https://youtu.be/yCy8iWxf1Us




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