Underground near Silverton

These are underground photos from a mine in the Silverton area that we explored. I actually didn’t have much underground time planned for this trip, but the mines we did check out turned out to be fantastic.

One of these huge mines had a lot of equipment underground. My camera stopped working for some reason (of course) right before I went in to this mine, so the photos on this page are from Micah and Dan. Thanks guys!

"Micah, what have you gotten us into?"  Photo by Micah. "Micah, what ha...
An ore train still sitting on the tracks.  There was a strong, freezing cold wind blowing in this mine. Photo by Micah. An ore train still s...
Heading in for a look.  Photo by Micah. Heading in for a loo...
A shot of the trammer.  Photo by Dan. A shot of the tramme...
Trammer gearing.  Photo by Micah. Trammer gearing. Ph...
It's really hard to get a good photo of the ore cars. Photo by Dan. It's really har...
Myself in the middle of the train.  These ore cars are large.  Photo by Micah. Myself in the middle...
One of many electric panels in the mine.  Photo by Micah. One of many electric...
Support timbers are rotting away from water and mold.  Photo by Micah. Support timbers are ...
Mold.  Photo by Micah. Mold. Photo by Micah.
Looking down a 4' wide bore hole, probably drilled for a sample.  It drops at least 300' straight down and we have no idea where it goes.  Photo by Micah. Looking down a 4...
A large compressor sits idle.  Photo by Micah. A large compressor s...
10' tall electric motor.  Photo by Micah. 10' tall electr...
Compressor.  Photo by Micah. Compressor. Photo b...
Cover plate. Photo by Micah. Cover plate. Photo b...
Compressor piping.  You can just see the electric motor that powred the compressor on the left.  Photo by Dan. Compressor piping. ...
We find another trammer deeper in the mine.  Photo by Micah. We find another tram...
A trammer sits next to a winch.  This electric trammer pulled the ore cars through the mine.  Photo by Micah. A trammer sits next ...
This section was really dangerous to cross over as it was unstable and it was a long drop into the abyss below.  Photo by Micah. This section was rea...
Looking up a laddered raise.  The wood in here was far too rotten to climb.  Photo by Micah. Looking up a laddere...
We found a couple of rooms full of spare parts.  It must have been a workshop.  Photo by Micah. We found a couple of...
Drills.  Photo by Micah. Drills. Photo by Mi...
Cable spool outside of a workshop.  Photo by Micah. Cable spool outside ...
Trammer in the distance.  Photo by Micah. Trammer in the dista...
Dashboard on the trammer.  Photo by Micah. Dashboard on the tra...
Dan explores the dry (changing) room.  Bathrooms and showers are in the room behind him.  Photo by Micah. Dan explores the dry...
Toilet.  Photo by Micah. Toilet. Photo by Mi...
Restroom area.  Photo by Micah. Restroom area. Phot...
This is where the miners would change clothes for their daily work.  Photo by Dan. This is where the mi...
Clothes lines for drying gear.  Photo by Dan. Clothes lines for dr...
Equipment storeroom.  Photo by Dan. Equipment storeroom....
Micah checks out some more equipment before we head out.  Photo by Dan. Micah checks out som...


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