Typical Alaskan Gold Mine
A fairly standard underground hard-rock gold mine in Southeast Alaska.
A long main tunnel extends back into the mountain, with small side tunnels
and a few upwards-reaching shafts which might lead to other levels, but
the ladders are too rotten to climb. As with most mines of any size, this
one has a railway system inside the tunnels and a number of ore cars left
inside and outside the mine. There are also some rail-buldozer machines
called "muckers" and an electric engine. Most of the surface facilities
near the main tunnel are collapsed and rotten, and the amount of water
inside the tunnel has left few other artifacts intact.
The tunnel has a steady steam of water running out of it most of the
year. Collapsed areas form dams for shallow underground lakes.
Odd sized photos from some different missions.
Old Grafitti, cryptic runes, core drill pipes, dynamite boxes, and
Lots of mine cars, the last three shots are attempts at being artistic
with time exposures. The last two are the same train from different angles.
The ghost of a dead miner! Oh wait, the lens was fogged...