Ore chute mine

This old iron ore mine featured many types of so called ‘ore chutes’: slides designed to transport iron ore from the bottom of extraction chambers into the minecarts. Fully wooden as well as metal chutes can be seen. The mine has been abandoned for over 50 years.

design of an ore chute. Credit: https://www.911metallurgist.com/underground-ore-loading-chutes/

The mine is huge and even though we spent a full day underground we only scratched the surface. Here’s what we’ve seen.

Shaft to a higher level
Shaft to a lower level
Bridge spanning a smaller extraction room
Flooded level of the mine

The explosives storage rooms

View of the huge extraction rooms

Collection of different chutes

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