Philip Sporn Mine

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i wouldnt mind knowing info on whether to go inside or if they offer tours or what to see here

Hello,
There are no organized tours of the Philip Sporn mine complex. It is not guarded, and anything of value has been salvaged. (Or stolen!) It is a popular hunting area, although it is not designated as such.
It is not possible to enter the mine as it has flooded. No guards are posted at the unlocked gates.
The Philip Sporn power plant across Route 62 from the mine has security. Stay out of there, please!
If you go, wear waterproof hiking boots as the area around the mine opening is soggy.