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Title: Underground pictures
Post by: The Driller on November 12, 2016, 07:35:50 PM
Underground at the Jersy/ Emerald mine south of Salmo BC

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Post by: mcbain on November 12, 2016, 07:46:04 PM
Nice pics.Luck Mcbain.
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Post by: Cade on November 12, 2016, 08:42:58 PM
It's HUGE!
Thanks for sharing
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Post by: gold one on November 12, 2016, 10:49:58 PM
Interesting. ..

  the Emerald” was shut down 43 years ago — but not because the mine ran dry. Rather low commodity prices and heavy taxes forced the previous owner Canex (Canadian Exploration Company) to close the site and 1973 then option the property 20 years later.

http://www.nelsonstar.com/news/381811211.html?mobile=true
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Post by: The Driller on November 13, 2016, 11:24:10 AM
more pictures

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Post by: The Driller on November 13, 2016, 11:29:02 AM
Hard to get the grasp on the size of the mine. That is a dog in the last picture. The pillar next to him is ~90' tall
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Post by: DeevZ on November 14, 2016, 06:32:27 AM
Awesome pics indeed! I travel to that area yearly and would love to have the chance to check it out first hand.
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Post by: scar420 on November 18, 2016, 11:16:10 PM
That's a great mine to explore. Pretty massive. You can walk in the Jersey portal and walk out the dodger, its about a 2-3 hour walk if you taking pics and looking around . Another good one to check out in the area is the HB mine just on the north slope of sheep creek, it has several open portals, well it did last I was there.
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Post by: alleyoop on May 04, 2019, 09:59:25 PM
                    What did they do with the over burden must be huge , thanks for the pic. <-good_>