ABM Logo Shawangunk Mine

The Shawangunk Mine is a lead mine in upstate New York. Operations began sometime during 1843 all the way up until 1918 when it was abandoned due to difficulty in separating lead from the country rock. 


Entering the lower level of the mine, Miner Bob is up ahead while LessthanChris trails behind with caution..

To the right, the first ore chute is seen, still intact, after over 100 years..

Down further, more timbering is found, this one perfectly intact..

In the stoping area, we find a compressed drill jack!

Miner Dan illuminates the exit from afar..


The mine operation during the early 1900's..

An air shaft at the top of the mine..

A flooded adit from the main level of the mine..

It is challanging to photograph underground interiors..

A Miner is looking down the winze to the second level

the ties and an abandoned train station are all that remain of the railroad.


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