Urban Explorer Takes Stunning Photos Of Emerald Mine In Russia’s Ural Mountains

In 1830, a man named Maxim Kozhevnikov found emerald crystals near a river in the Sverdlovsk region of Russia’s Ural Mountains.

He likely had no idea how valuable the area he’d stumbled across actually was — it’s been estimated that the Malyshevsky, or Mariinsky, mine built there…

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