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Glossary -- Mine Openings: Adit

Mines are never safe to enter -- so don't. They can be, however, important habitat for wildlife, especially bats, some birds, and rattlesnakes. To accommodate wildlife while keeping curious humans safe, land managers sometimes cover the entrance with a grate. In many cases, they use a cable net, but more often these days they install metal bars or a complete cover.

Mine Adit Mine Adit
Mine Adit
Note "bridge" over shaft leading to adit
Mine Adit
Timbers (shoring) does collapse!
Mine Adit
Adit grated to all bats to use the mine, but not humans
Mine Adit
Adit grated to all bats to use the mine, but not humans
Mine Adit Mine Adit

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