Abandoned Mines - Stay Out, Stay Alive!
Abandoned Mine Lands Program
STAY OUT STAY ALIVE!
What should you do when you visit public lands where there are abandoned mines? Besides having a good time and taking photographs, watch your step! Be aware of old, broken, and rotting timbers. Be alert of the circumstances and dangers before you go into the area. Above all, never go underground. Conditions are extremely dangerous!
Some mine shafts are hard to see because they are covered by overgrown vegetation. You can come upon some of them without warning. The shafts of those old mines may seem tempting to explore, but stay out! They can be deadly. Poisonous snakes and insects, toxic gases, rotten boards and timbers, and unused explosives can all be found inside abandoned mines. Walls can cave in and trap people inside. If you stay out of mine shafts, you'll stay alive!
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