About: Ep.40 JOGGINS Abandoned Coal Mine Adits
I wouldn't go into any abandoned coal mines!
My grandfather started working in these mines at 14 years old. His father and brothers also worked here. My aunt used to talk about "Joggins", especially in her last years when she had Alzheimers. I had no idea where it was. I wish I had more interest when I was younger and they were all alive. I'm so grateful that there are videos like these to see. Thank you, I hope one day to visit.
I was at Joggins today, and the guides told me that the first opening by the stairs was a drainage tunnel dug to let water out of a larger mine that operated under where the fossil center is now, in the early 1900s.....so it’s whole purpose was to be a stream basically.
Springhill Miners Museum is an excellent adventure!! In the 90's I went with my friends father who was a first responder into the mine after "The Bump" of 1958, It was weird seeing him in black and white photos in a museum while standing next to me... lol!
These tunnels are both from around 1865 so still pretty old compared to anything else in NS but not 250 years old. There is historic record of mining here from the 18th century but these are not those mines.
Cool, I know when I visited Joggins I found a lot of coal and wondered if there was a seam
As decayed as that adit is, it sure it beautiful in its own way...
Thank you for seeking it and showing. I will pass this one. ;)
You made the right call not to go into that adit, looked far to unstable, anything could have triggered off a collapse in there!
These seams run from Joggins through River Hebert to Maccan and end up in Fenwick area near Amherst. If you make a rough line through all that area there were/are over 100 mines!
wow how is the wood not eaten all away after 250 years let alone still be able to see the adit, just amazing !
And I thought the only claim to fame Springhill had was Anne Murray's sex life.
Happily skipping you down the beach
Yes, those were pretty bad... I have not been inside a coal mine that was not part of a museum before, but the way that second adit looked and your description of the soft material reminds me of some of the sketchy underground placer gold mines that we visit. The material in the ancient river channels is quite soft as well and the placer mines are usually a mess inside.
The mine is melting. Nice video.
GOOD GOD! That is without a doubt the most terrifyingly unsafe mine I have ever seen.
I love this channel, I get giddy every time a new season starts,
Yet I refuse to believe that the crew that explored a flooded mine with inflatable rafts and excavated a collapsed portal wouldn't go balls deep to the silt looking for the black gold!
I can't blame you, coal mines are usually not very interesting, gassy and unstable. Could have been any manner of covered winzes/false floors underneath the silt.
Very interesting! I’m honestly surprised that there was even that much left of those openings after all this time. I would have thought they’d be totally unrecognizable by now.