Ranwick Mine

Montreal River

Photos Taken August 2009

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An abandoned Uranium Mine dating back to 1949.  Be aware of radon gas, radiation, bats and Rabies. The entrance was almost totally caved in.  There was a small opening between the crashed timbers to allow for a body to squeeze through and get inside the mine.  The air at the entrance was extremely stale and misty.  Once inside, the adit opens up and is actually quite clean and because it was a former tourist attraction in the 1960's and early 1970's, the ground is nicely cemented to walk on.  A very straight and flat adit going in more than 1000 feet.  We went to the end.


 

Ranwick Entrance

 

Caved in

 

A real mess

 

Jack crawling in

 

Jack is down there

 

From the inside looking out

 

Dan working way into mine

 

Almost in 

 

Mold and Mildew

 


Jack exploring


Dan


Drift


Sample bench


A collector's item (leave it there)

 
Old vent pipe


An old jackleg


Stop for Break


Checking the waste rock pile


Radioactive Pitchblende


At Drift Cross-Cut


Jack heading out


Jack working way through timber mess

Main Menu
Dan exiting mine



Ranwick Mine
Located Just Past Montreal River Harbour