Norwegian Ghost Mine

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From my buddy Claes Pettersson, pix he took in July at the abandoned Christian VI mine of Røros, Norway, at 62°N. It’s a copper mine that was worked from 1723 until shortly after 1945. Located near the Swedish border and far from the sea, this is one of the coldest parts of Norway, which means that the wooden structures don’t decay much through microbial action — they mainly just erode.

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Comments

  1. #1 Mark P
    August 5, 2009

    It looks very much like some of the abandoned gold mining structures dotting the mountains in Colorado.

  2. #2 Lars Forseth
    August 5, 2009

    Nice! Røros is the place where I grew up!

  3. #3 Puam
    August 6, 2009

    your buddy should release those as wallpapers, they’re really classy.