Dynamite! An Alaska Gold Mine Frozen in Time.

Dynamite! An Alaska Gold Mine Frozen in Time.

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There’s nothing better than walking into a mine that hasn’t been explored in decades. But normally, mines that meet this criterion are difficult to access because they’re collapsed, very remote, or require vertical gear and expertise. Well the Yukon Mine has been left alone for a different reason. Much of this mine’s 5,000 ft. long crosscut adit is half-filled with solid ice. Treacherous ice. The ice was rock hard, ice cold (duh), and was embedded with small abrasive rocks that had fallen down from the back. Oh and the effective height of the tunnel was only 3 feet… Needless to say, the 2,000 ft. journey through the ice-filled adit was excruciating, but also comedic in hindsight. After 2,000 very long feet, the ice dissipated and we were able to walk normally again for about 100 ft. before finding over 3 ft. of water dammed up behind a blockage. What fun!

Well after another 3,000 ft. of deep water, we found ourselves above the water level and on a nice, sturdy drift. Luckily for us, our troubles were well-worth the rewards we were about to find. This drift appeared to be frozen in time, just like the ice-filled haulage adit but in a metaphorical sense. We found tools, 1940’s equipment, dynamite and even a large tool skip! We were glad to have the rare opportunity to document a mine that may never be explored again, with how horrible the access is.

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  1. Cyberleader Andy on November 2, 2022 at 9:49 am

    Some serious amounts of dynamite there. Probably a good job it’s so wet in there. Those empty boxes are amazing though.

  2. Sue Girling on November 2, 2022 at 9:49 am

    Wow that is one cool mine, some nice finds along the way too.
    Thank you for sharing, much love. xx ❤

  3. The-Disabled-Gamer on November 2, 2022 at 9:53 am

    NOOOO, Never break the right hand rule j/k lmao, edit: great video i remember this mine from Justins channel, pretty cool seeing the mine in 2 different states, see ya in the next one.

  4. Jonathan Smythe on November 2, 2022 at 9:53 am

    Great vlog

  5. Jason Asselin on November 2, 2022 at 9:54 am

    Tread lightly.. Whoa!!

  6. Wojtek Rak on November 2, 2022 at 10:01 am

    we invite you to Poland, the deepest coal mine is open to tourists

  7. Cat Man on November 2, 2022 at 10:02 am

    That looks like 60% nitro Red Cross powder. Used a lot in mines, blasting caps probably fuse as electric caps were not used as much .

  8. Paul Cooper on November 2, 2022 at 10:05 am

    That tool skip is impressive .. and if its still on its cable, there should be a winch and who knows what else at the top!!! Now my curiosity is lit!
    Thanks for sharing 🇨🇦

  9. John Paul Jones on November 2, 2022 at 10:07 am

    See any reptiles?

  10. Kevin V on November 2, 2022 at 10:14 am

    Nice explore! Awesome tool skip, artifacts, and dynamite!

  11. gary cooper on November 2, 2022 at 10:18 am

    Great still photos and an amazing large metal tool skip

  12. J&S Exploring on November 2, 2022 at 10:19 am

    Geez… Video is so shaky.

  13. Ryan Crowley on November 2, 2022 at 10:19 am

    Do you even have a gold pan wen you go😂😂😂 actually seeing gold found in a gold mine would be way way way better 😂😂

  14. Frederick Moller on November 2, 2022 at 10:28 am

    The ‘U’ shaped anchors are called ‘Bull horns’ in the mines of Timmins Canada.

  15. Ralph Patrick on November 2, 2022 at 10:30 am

    Did your feet get numb? Those small kegs stay intact because the moisture swelled the slats. In dry mines, they fall apart. Alaska? Your idea or Justin’s? Lotsa relics everywhere you look. Now, I’ll have to checkout Justin’s version. Thank you!!

  16. The Hillbilly Hilton on November 2, 2022 at 10:32 am

    That waterfall is crazy. Would have hated to have been the guy up in that stope drillin and hit that spring!! Great pictures as always man. Stay safe and stay strong out there.

  17. SydneyRadio2UE on November 2, 2022 at 10:34 am

    Another fine video!

  18. DODD Shay on November 2, 2022 at 10:38 am

    Cool. Do you know the name of this mine from usgs records? It would be fun to know the history of it and what they were digging.

  19. Bebe and John: Not so Nomadic Life on November 2, 2022 at 10:39 am

    Thank you very much.

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