Wednesday, May 18, 2011

South Lake Mine shaft

South Lake Mine shaft by dcclark

Looking in to one of the South Lake mine's many entrances. This is one of the most spectacular open shafts that I've ever seen, although I don't think it was meant to be this way -- notice all of the fallen rock. There are actually two separate openings visible just in front of my fellow explorer, both of which lead in to a rather small mine. There are also many holes into the rock near this point, some of which join these tunnels, other are separate.


Scott said...

David, any bats here? Looks perfect as a hibernaculum.

DC said...

@Scott: Oops, sorry to be slow in replying! Yes, there were definitely bats. The copper country's open mine shafts are VERY popular with little brown bats, among others. One of them actually came out, hung from the high roof of this shaft, and started "screaming" at us.