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What mine was that?
that's an old drill. The way it's operated as one person holds it and Spins it while another person hits it with a sledgehammer
Just illegally going against underground mine law, as to enter some old abandoned mine, that air can kill sometimes. Any kind of air movement that a old mine may have by natural ventilation, it can stop moving at anytime and become stagnant air or even change direction all at once or even stop moving all together permanently forever. One day it might keep some areas free of dangerous gases and free of old mine air but the next second, the air may have changed course which might allow you to breath deadly old mine air and or it's dangerous amounts of natural occurring underground mine gases that can kill instantly or even blow up under some kind of ignition sources. And any walled up areas inside those old abandoned mines are walled up for particular reasons that are required by Federal and state mining law. Many times over those walled man made walls in the underground mine are there to protect the person who is on one side of the wall from the other side of that wall. That other side most likely will have many times over, huge amounts of exploding and or deadly killing air that kills in one breath! As said many times over, on the other side of that man made wall underground, can be deadly amounts of underground mine gases that only need a little air and ignition source to ignite the gases into a huge gigantic mine explosion and gigantic mine fire. I knew a certified underground mining person many years ago who at one time, went into an exploded underground mine gas area and had to retrieve dead underground miners . He said the mine explosion fully cooked the miners dead who were in that explosion He said the bodies were all fully cooked by that explosion. . If anyone goes into an abandoned underground coal mine or into a mine that is not a coal mine, the same fate may happen to anyone who steps inside that abandon underground mine. Even abandon rock mines have underground mine gases that occur naturally and can become deadly. Sometimes those man made coal mine walls that seal up coal mine underground mine passages ways inside those mines, are even full of mine water that can be million of gallons that could be to keep water from flooding the underground mine. I didn't want to have been graphic about those dead underground coal miners, but maybe showing someone just how deadly it can be to enter into abandoned mine, I might have just saved their life. Even outside weather quality can make the mines more physically dangerous one day to the next day. Underground mine law says natural ventilation to use to ventilate a mine, is illegal and natural ventilation cannot be depended on for trust worthy amounts of air to keep someone alive underground in a mine. It is possible while walking in a old underground mine like that, that one's next step can be a instant, deadly one breath under the right situation. Years ago, I and another certified mine person accidently walked into a unknown, breakout of "abnormal strata gas accumulations while inspecting a particular area of the mine. Those gases according to log books for the mine, did not exist prior to the time we found those particular gases. However. those gases we found, almost killed us instantly before we could finish testing the area air in question.
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Pretty awesome video! Looks like that mine gets a lot of foot traffic based on all the graffiti in there and the campfire ring. LOL Ever explore any abandoned coal mines in Indiana County? I might be passing through SW Pennsylvania later this summer -- we should hook up and check out some mines! There are no coal mines out here in California, Nevada, and Arizona. I'm sure you've already seen it but have you checked out a YouTube channel called something like "NJ Underground?" That dude also explores coal mines in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and places like that. I think he moved to the upper Midwest, though, a couple of years ago so I don't think he's doing much mine exploration anymore. I haven't been on his channel in a while, though. Glad to see that you were wearing a helmet while inside the mine. Again, awesome video! I subscribed.
that looks sick