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Sulphur Mining in Indonesia



The Big Picture posted a photo series on the miners in East Java at the Kawah Ijen volcano. They make a living by hacking off pure, solidified sulphur and deliver it several kilometres away for around just US$5 a day.

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Forget jokes about the smell, these guys brave extremely dangerous gases and liquids with minimal protection just to put food on the table.

Sulfur mining in Kawah Ijen

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