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Gold Mine Dangers – Prospecting Hazards

Old gold mine dangers that can kill you!

Never enter or even go near old gold mines . . . Nothing is worth losing your life over! sure, we all know there ccan be loose rocks deteriorated wood roof supports,, nails, sharp objects as well as poison gas. But old gold mines are also popular homes for snakes, bats, spiders and large animals like mountain lions,, bears wild pigs and bobcats.

I would bet that you didn’t even think about rabies or in the Southwest, Hantavirus. Hantaviruses are single-stranded, enveloped, negative sense RNA viruses which can kill humans. They normally infect rodents and do not cause disease in these hosts. Anyone exploring caves and mines that contain bats or other mammals should get the rabies vaccine. Read more »