Kawah Ijen volcano - "eating" sulfur deposits

Sulfur Mining at Kawah Ijen volcano, Java

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 in Java, Indonesia | Visit50.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 mining at Kawah Ijen volcano | Java, Indonesia 41Holding 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.

"eating" sulfur deposits at the Kawah Ijen volcano  Kawah Ijen volcano
note – eating sulfur deposits is not recommended

Kawah Ijen – I don’t recommend eating sulfur deposits

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

2 thoughts on “Sulfur Mining at Kawah Ijen volcano, Java”

  1. 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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