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Indonesian Volcano Spews Hauntingly Beautiful Blue Lava

 
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Indonesian Volcano Spews Hauntingly Beautiful Blue Lava
There are plenty of natural treasures hidden away in the most unsuspecting places on Earth. One of them is an Indonesian sulfur mine, Kawah Ijen, that produces stunning, spectral blue lava. The images of this mine are so breathtaking, I could just stare at them for hours.

Kawah Ijen is a part of the Ijen volcano complex – a group of stratovolcanoes in East Java, Indonesia – with an active crater that’s 200 meters deep. The complex is also home to the world’s largest turquoise-colored acidic lake, full of sulfuric acid. The lake is a sulfur mining site; miners carry sulfur-laden baskets by hand from the crater floor.

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That is one of the coolest things I've ever seen. Thanks for sharing, OP.
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Nice find OP thumbs
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Awesome post.
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That is one of the coolest things I've ever seen. Thanks for sharing, OP.
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I hear ya there. The first thing I wanted to do was hop a plane and go sit and watch it and perhaps do a bit of choking and coughing like but wow
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no, it intimidates me a bit. really otherworldly.
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Yes really beautiful. But hard to read about the miners there. Just brutal.


The miners at Kawah Ijen work in pretty bad conditions – with little or no safety equipment. They monitor the molten sulfur as it flows out of pipes (from inside the volcano). Then they gather the coagulated sulfur, load it up and transport it to the side of the crater. The crystals are sold at about 680 rupiahs per kilogram (that’s about 5 US cents). The miners haul up about 80 to 100 kilograms per load, two loads every 24 hours. The sulfur mined at Kawah Ijen is among the purest in Indonesia, and used in the food and chemical industry. I think the crater is amazing, but its beauty is a little bit marred by the treacherous working conditions of the miners. Many of them are grossly underpaid. They end up losing their health, and sometimes even their lives in the process of getting out the sulfur from the suffocating mines.


But does not take away from the beauty of these volcano photos- thanks OP!

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Yes really beautiful. But hard to read about the miners there. Just brutal.


The miners at Kawah Ijen work in pretty bad conditions – with little or no safety equipment. They monitor the molten sulfur as it flows out of pipes (from inside the volcano). Then they gather the coagulated sulfur, load it up and transport it to the side of the crater. The crystals are sold at about 680 rupiahs per kilogram (that’s about 5 US cents). The miners haul up about 80 to 100 kilograms per load, two loads every 24 hours. The sulfur mined at Kawah Ijen is among the purest in Indonesia, and used in the food and chemical industry. I think the crater is amazing, but its beauty is a little bit marred by the treacherous working conditions of the miners. Many of them are grossly underpaid. They end up losing their health, and sometimes even their lives in the process of getting out the sulfur from the suffocating mines.


But does not take away from the beauty of these volcano photos- thanks OP!

hf
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I know what you mean there, so many things I could say but I hope something good for the miners there comes from this story been published.
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Wow! Thanks OP. hf
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doesnt even look natural to this planet.....ALIENS!!
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this is not lava exactly blue but gas is blue flame
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this is not lava exactly blue but gas is blue flame
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you are watching the sulfur burn. The "smoke" is SO2 and dissolve your lungs.
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you are watching the sulfur burn. The "smoke" is SO2 and dissolve your lungs.
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yep
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:lava:

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