Had my other half out for her first ever trip underground today, she brought her camera and took a few happy snaps which I will post here.
Apparently there is absolutely no chance of her wanting to join me working there, I cant imagine why, its so peaceful and relaxing…
Nothing to exciting just a view of an underground mine which most of you surface crawlers wouldn’t have seen before.
This is the Portal enternce, all the air and traffic for the mine flows in through here.
Abandon hope all ye who enter...
A short film clip of driving in the main decline of the mine, a bit of radio chatter as well.
Here’s some little stallies, made of salt and other minerals, give them a couple of hundred years and they will be worth another look.
This pic is one of the thunderboxes scattered through the mine. Nothing but the best all natural composting portable bio-friendly methods used here*
*Ie: we crap in a bucket and throw sawdust on it to keep the smell down
This is the underground crib room, note the pie warmers, bottled water and fridges, nothing but the best at the hard rock cafe!
But what were those things hanging from the roof you ask? Bats? Rock formations? A modern art installation?
Nope, tea bags, thousands of the sods.
Guess what time we were there?
Heres your way out if an emergency has blocked the main travelway. Its narrow, steep, and unpleasant.
Emergency escape route!
Good place to play murder in the dark.
One going down, Wussy Mrs Mole wouldn’t get right up to the edge….
A bit hard to make out, but 2 of the blokes are repairing a vent bag in a cage carried around by an IT loader.
A bit dark
A piccie of Mr Mole carrying out some of the safety checks on one of the underground refuge chambers. What you are looking at here cost nearly $100,000.00 4 years ago. Good bit of gear, carbon scrubbers, oxygen, water, enough to keep 20 men for about 2 days completely cut off. (yes that is an air conditioner)
The trip wasn’t a complete success though, I couldn’t persuade Mrs Mole to join the mile under club, oh well maybe next time…lol.