We continue walks in the Urals.

   Today, the abandoned mines of Slyudrudnik. Quite an interesting weekend route. From p. Turgoyak to the mine, if you believe the navigator, about 75-80 km along the highway. Hot day, food and water in the fridge in the trunk, always with lights and a camera. Moved ...

   We're going the usual way towards Ekb. By the way, I have long noted pleasant changes for myself on the Karabash section of the road. A significant part of the route is now a road with normal asphalt pavement, and it pleases. I hope the remaining part will also be at least repaired, since it still looks like some kind of front line or something, we'll see. Anyway, you can now move much faster. For some time, just a short time, they stood in front of the barrier, waiting for the freight train to pass with sulfuric acid and other nishtyaks.

   We sat for a while, listened to the music, breathed sulfuric anhydride ... Beauty !!! )))

   In front of Kyshtym, in accordance with the index, turned left to Slyudorudnik. Unremarkable, monotonous road at some point was painted with additional bright colors. This is a lake, a small (not a puddle, of course, and yet) a lake. The local holidaymakers learned that it is called Sugomak. As it turns out a little later, there is also the cave of the same name, which is some kind of powerful natural monument. Actually, like the whole of the Urals. After all, these mountains, as we remember for about half a billion years. No jokes there any.

   We got to the sports complex "Province", from the entrance to which a fashionable (and, it should be noted, very convenient) now takes place - an eco-path leading to a local landmark. Go quite close. Probably 700-800 meters. Interestingly, the operating workshop is located right there. How many years this equipment, it is difficult to assume. I think that a lot. Most likely, the most part remained from the first half of the last century. It works quietly. At the moment, they make quartz flour in it, it stands in bags right along the road.

   Probably, the flour is not too much in demand, because the loading mouth has already managed to even acquire small grass shoots.
And yet, it is clear that the complex is operational. The drive belts are in place, the shipping belt is in order, the worker is swarming below.
We go further along the path. Places in general, something deaf, I can even say wild. Therefore, it is not at all surprising that a snowman named Yeti has settled here. Sometimes, probably, he goes to look at the tourists, and the place of his walks is respectfully marked with a special sign.
Here is a huge shield nearby with a brief history of the village. Pretty wretched he looked before. However, if we consider that the mines were closed, if I remember correctly, in 1961, and there was nothing special to do here, it is not surprising.

   From this moment, mica is already scattered everywhere. It is everywhere, in the grass, on the path, on the boards, in the stones. Bright shines and shimmers in the sun, as if highlighting the heavy array of dark cold stone at the entrance to the first tunnel.

   In this place the mine is filled up, almost the entrance remained. Or flooded, I do not know. Below is water. However, for preview only enough. The gloomy, cold, detached beauty of the stone is visible even here. The amazing natural processes of the early Earth contributed to the fact that different rocks were deposited on each other in layers, mixed like milk in water, forming different patterns.

   However, we go to the main, the longest and most extensive adit.
It was in these “caves” that we needed good powerful lanterns.
The roads inside are not really slippery and wet. There were only sleepers, the rails have long been taken apart for scrap. Therefore, you need to go carefully so as not to get into a puddle or not to fall into the well to the second level. From the ceiling, too, slowly dripping. They say beautiful icicles grow in winter. In the mine is very cold, from the mouth there is steam. It does not even warm her with the presence of numerous tourists, now and then scurrying back and forth. That's really really cold! We were one of the few who on such hot days even managed to freeze a little :-):
Passing through the maze, I could hardly imagine how a person can work the whole shift in these mines. To get used to everything, I guess. : du_ma_et:
And yet these stones, these caves fascinate. We rise to the surface.
Further, accompanied by dancing little men, we enter a viewing platform.

Such here are the abandoned galleries of Slyudorudnik :-):

What else is interesting to visit along the way.

1. I already wrote about Lake Sugomak.

2. Sugomak Cave. Equipment required.

3. Extreme Park right there at the exit of the galleries. This is generally a special topic :-): The first time I climbed on this attraction. When I climbed to the first top point, I thought: “Was it bad for me on hard ground? No, I was not bad on hard ground. What did you carry me somewhere again? Oh, come on, don't care! !! "

4. On the way to the lake Uvildy, a huge quarry with a rise

Пейзажи Слюдорудника
История Слюдорудника
Первая шахта
Смотровая площадка
Вторая штольня
Коридор шахты
Летучая мышь в штольне Слюдорудника
Зимний узор на выходе
Озеро Увильды

© Владимир Субботин. Россия, Челябинская область.

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