Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Amazing images of Sulfur mining in Indonesia

See where your sulfur comes from. As a chemist, I see the beauty in the sulfur and its red and yellow form, but those working conditions, hiking up and down into a volcano crater to the edge of a lake that is basically sulphuric acid mixed with hydrochloric acid, carrying big heavy chunks of sulfur with very little protection from the H2S undoubtedly in the air are terrible. Beautiful images though.


  1. Check out James Natchwey's documentary "War Photographer" for some more amazing imagery in sulfur mines. Crazy stuff.


    FYI. You can probably find the part I'm talking about on youtube as well.