This could be something as innocent as a mine; however, the fence surrounding the mountain and the complex below it lead me to believe otherwise
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By: pdunn



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Analogman picture
@ 2005-10-07 17:07:04
These openings, and any opening into a hillside like this, is called an adit.

Your assumption is correct, this is not a mine. A mine would have larger adits, signs of heavy vehicle traffic, and a lot of equipment around the mine. This has all the hallmarks of an underground government/military facility.
pdunn picture
@ 2005-10-07 17:12:10
Once again, thanks for the great information.
Analogman picture
@ 2005-10-07 17:14:27
No problem. I look at this kind of stuff all day at work so I tend to notice things that others might not think of.
kjfitz picture
@ 2005-10-07 19:00:43
So you get paid to do what my wife gets mad at me for spending so much time doing. Great!
Analogman picture
@ 2005-10-07 20:15:25
LOL! Yep, pretty much, although I'm not getting paid THAT much. I'm getting ready to retire from the Navy at the end of this year. I've got a job with a private company doing exactly what I'm doing for the Navy but for about 90% more money.

By the way, some of the commercial stuff you see here is almost as good as the government stuff I see at work. The big difference is the best stuff here is focused on the U.S. and the government stuff is focused everywhere BUT.