This site marks possibly the first of many abandoned mine shafts in Appalachia. Located near the town of Welch, off of route 84, it provided a source of work to the many miners in the area, until either it's closure or the Great War.
The site consists of numerous wrecked or partially-buried vehicles, a section of collapsed walkway and a single Quonset hut. A weapons workbench can be found on the exterior of the hut, on the north side.
Entering the hut through the southern door, one finds an armor workbench to the right. A door on the northeastern side of the hut connects to a walkway descending into a large hole in the ground. At the bottom of the walkway is a large barrel-shaped structure with numerous pipes running off of it and an open top covered with a metal grating. The structure contains a glowing mass of unknown composition that spews smoke and embers into the air and is highly radioactive.
- One fusion core on a box inside the hut, near the east entrance.
Abandoned mine shaft 1 appears only in Fallout 76.