DRV Mine

A few years ago, we visited an immense underground mine, spending hours underground exploring its twisting passageways late into the night.

The haulage adit is a steep 800-foot 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.

Miner's workshop

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

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

We made up the name for this mine. No directions to this mine.