Web
Analytics
Report - - Salt Mine, Stebnyk, Ukraine Jan 2016 | European and International Sites | 28DaysLater.co.uk
  • Welcome to 28DaysLater.co.uk - 28DL - The UK Urban Exploring / Urban Exploration / Urbex Forums.

    Asylums and Hospitals, High Stuff, Industrial, Leisure Sites, Residential Sites, Military Sites, Mines and Quarries, ROC Posts, Theatres and Cinemas, Draining, Underground Sites, European and International Sites, Leads, Rumours and News, Kit, Clothing, Equipment, Photography and Video sections, plus Private & Local Groups and a lot more.

    Please feel free to browse this website as a guest. However, creating an account allows you to search, post replies, start new threads, use bookmarking, live chat, messaging and notification systems. Also, it removes some ads.

    Create an account | Login | Request new password

Report - Salt Mine, Stebnyk, Ukraine Jan 2016

Xaolas

28DL Member
28DL Member
#1
Hello everybody! I want to show you a small report of the semi-abandoned salt mine.(And I want to apologize for my English - it's not my native language :) ).

This mine is located in Ukraine. Near the city which is called Stebnyk. It was founded in 1521. Salt mining began in the 17th century. Later, in 1773. Salt quarry moved to the Austrian Empire, which established a monopoly on the production. In 1838 conducted research of salt deposits. At this place was built the first mine shaft which was called "Kyubek". Later built another trunk "Lyarish". Later, in Soviet times three new trunk was built. And the previous two were dug on the last (fourth) and the second level respectively. The current mine bought a businessman and construction hydrochloric hospital planned.

So let's start. This vertical shaft mine. On it we went down to a depth of 120 meters
IMG_0709.jpg


At a depth of 80 meters there are salt outgrowths
IMGP0005.jpg


IMGP0003.jpg


Next comes the slope for another 40 meters down. The first mine horizon located at a depth of 160 meters. In general, there are four main horizon. Last located at a depth of 340 meters.
IMG_0711.jpg


IMG_0712.jpg


IMG_0715.jpg


IMG_0718.jpg


IMG_0723.jpg


This main mine tunnel
IMG_0721.jpg



Salt mining took place in the cells at the time of the Soviet Union. This enormous production of which is not visible in the bottom
IMG_0725.jpg


IMGP0039.jpg


Many abandoned equipment
IMG_0729.jpg


IMG_0733.jpg


IMG_0731.jpg


IMG_0735.jpg


IMGP0034.jpg


IMG_0738.jpg


IMG_0739.jpg


IMG_0741_n.jpg


IMG_0747.jpg


IMG_0746.jpg


IMG_0748.jpg


IMG_0752.jpg


The main mine shaft. Still working
IMG_0751.jpg


IMG_0749.jpg


IMG_0757.jpg


The history of this mine goes during the time when part of the Ukraine was under the Austrian Empire. First, the salt was mined by open method on the surface. Later mining moved underground. The first mine shaft was dug in 1852.

IMG_0742.jpg


It led to a depth of about 100 meters. There was carried out the first underground mining. In the days of the Soviet Union it has already dug up to 340 meters. So first we go down to the bottom of the mine. It is very dangerous and emergency - we do a couple of photos and go out.

IMG_0874_n.jpg


IMG_0875.jpg


Then we go up to the Austrian horizon. It is notable for the fact that the preserved salt production place - storage-"lakes". Here salt extracted by evaporation

IMG_0771.jpg


After that, tired and happy climbs to the surfaceю
 
Last edited:

Dragon's Lair

28DL Full Member
28DL Full Member
#5
fantastic report Xaolas. Really enjoyed this one. Your English is much better than my (non-existent) Ukranian. Thanks for posting.
 

Similar threads