We recently visited an immense underground mine; spending hours underground exploring its twisting passageways late into the night.

The haulage adit is a steep 800′ decline to the main body of workings. That is a long drop just to get to the start of the mine!

Once there, we discovered a central hub where large passageways radiate out in all directions. Close by, we found a workshop and miner’s break-room.

We walked all over this modern mine with its massive drifts and cross-cuts worked by heavy trucks. I doubt we saw 20% of the mine. It took about an hour to hike back up the long decline to get out.

Not much is left inside but it is a fascinating place to explore. I can’t wait to go back for another visit and discover more of its secrets.

Check out Dan’s photos of the DRV mine.

Stope room in the DRV Mine
Flooded tunnel in the DRV Mine
Walking up an incline and break room in the DRV Mine