Helena Mine Adit

Helena Mine Adit

Looking down the main adit of the Helena Mines located on Helena Peak, October 21, 2010.
on Oct 22, 2010 1:30 pm
Image ID: 673179


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JoelSkok - Aug 21, 2012 5:01 pm - Voted 10/10

Interesting colors...

Must be oxide stains and exuding rank copper, if I'm saying that right. Look toxic, but intriguing nonetheless. Similar to anything you saw or smelled on Ojos?


gimpilator - Aug 26, 2012 2:55 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Interesting colors...

Good question! Actually most of the rock on Ojos was pumice. The whole area is surrounded by pumice and when the wind blows, it shakes up this fine white dust.

Fred Spicker

Fred Spicker - Jul 15, 2014 9:49 am - Hasn't voted


A shaft is a vertical mine entrance opening at the surface.

A horizontal mine opening is an adit.

Adit Definition with link to shaft definition


gimpilator - Jul 20, 2014 2:17 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Adit

Thanks for the correction.

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