Jan 112011
 
Kawah Ijen volcano - "eating" sulfur deposits

Ijen is the site of a labor intensive sulfur mining operation in Kawah Ijen, (volcano and acid crater lake, in eastern Java, Indonesia), where miners extract the sulfur and carry it 8,660 feet up and down the mountain.

Sulfur Mining photos from our Kawah Ijen volcano adventure are below.

Kawah Ijen volcano - "eating" sulfur deposits

Kawah Ijen - I don't recommend eating sulfur deposits

 

Kawah Ijen volcano in Java, Indonesia | 50and50by50.com

Sulfur mining at Kawah Ijen volcano | Java, Indonesia

looked like fire

Man carries sulfur up from the sulfur mine, around the mountain, and then down

Can I help you carry something?

Sulfur mining at Kawah Ijen volcano | Java, IndonesiaStanding in front of the sulfur mine at Kawah Ijen volcano | Java, Indonesiasulfur mine at Kawah Ijen volcano | Java, IndonesiaHolding sulfur at a sulfur mine at Kawah Ijen volcano | Java, Indonesia

the yellow brick road leads to... this -- a sulfur mine at Kawah Ijen volcano | Java, Indonesia

the "yellow brick road" leads to... this.

More great photography on Kawah Ijen that were posted on the Boston Globe website. You can also find more photography of the sulfur mines at Ijen here, here, and here.

Sidenote – that first link comes from the Globe’s photography section, The Big Picture, which has been getting much better recently.

  2 Responses to “Sulfur Mining at Kawah Ijen volcano, Java”

  1. very cute

  2. Hii..Todd..!! How are you.I’m the blue cap boy on you’re picture,,my name is Ragil.,that’s an unforgetable journey on kawah ijen..nice to saw u there…

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