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Driving into an abandoned mine

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posted on Feb, 15 2017 @ 01:05 AM
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Driving into the abandoned Reward mine in Panamint mountains near Manzanar, California.





posted on Feb, 15 2017 @ 01:54 AM
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a reply to: vernichter

That is a great video, did you turn around in the mine or drive all the way through? Do you know what they were mining for?



posted on Feb, 15 2017 @ 02:26 AM
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a reply to: vernichter

Badd Azzzz
Hope you found the mother load.
Keep the Oxygen tanks handy.


S&F



posted on Feb, 15 2017 @ 02:40 AM
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Interesting..

Looks like exploratory drilling to see what was in the mountain.

Would be fun to poke around in there, granted, I can't say I'd wanna take my car through anything like that. Besides, I could use the walking.. haha..



posted on Feb, 15 2017 @ 02:53 AM
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You went in there alone?

So did you find anything interesting in there? Aliens or ghosts or gold or...some nice crystals perhaps? Maybe some government failed genetically mutated creature? I know, I watch too many movies. That was an interesting vid, spooky, but interesting.



posted on Feb, 15 2017 @ 03:06 AM
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Damn, doesn't the CO from the cars exhaust sink to the bottom?

Now I want my Jeep back.

Thanks for sharing such a BA video, I'm jealous now



posted on Feb, 15 2017 @ 04:53 AM
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a reply to: vernichter

You must have had one tuff Canary bro ... !

What is his/her name ... ?





posted on Feb, 15 2017 @ 05:04 AM
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in no particular order :

driving into abandoned metaliferous mines is not a partyucularly good idea - unless you have pre surveyed it or seen an accurate abandonment plan - this is because ore extraction creates " stopes " and these are often bridged at a later date with a " false floor " a suspenended level - that over time can become indistiguishable from a solid rock floor - but has rotted to a dangerous degree and is now not load bearing

" reward mine " is a gold mine - there are pictures and trip reports online

there is a very low risk from carbon monoxide [ vehicle exahust ] - unless the vehicle is operated for a long time in far more confined spaces than shown in the OP

lastly - mines such as this tend to have a pretty good atmosphere - the only real danger is carbon dioxide buildup - from rotting timbers etc



posted on Feb, 15 2017 @ 03:52 PM
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a reply to: ignorant_ape
There are no support timbers there. If they were the main danger would not come from CO2. Just some ladders, but this is nothing.



posted on Mar, 6 2017 @ 09:34 AM
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Dang, that's awesome. I've been into a few abandoned ones on foot, but never thought about on 4 wheels....

Here in Butte, MT there are miles and miles of mine shafts underneath this once booming mining town. I don't know though if there are any without chained up gates that you could drive into. Something I'll have to check out now that my interest is peaked with this video.

I thought I could say I've towed and seen every situation imaginable with our towing company, but honestly could say it would be a first having to be called up needing a tow out of an abandoned mine.... Nice work with getting out.





posted on Mar, 6 2017 @ 12:08 PM
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a reply to: vernichter

From the location I would guess they were mining for silver or gold. Probably silver?

Anyway, vernichter, if at any point in your life someone accuses you of being gutless, show them this.







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