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Dallol ghost town: old potash mine at Dallol volcano

At Dallol there was a mining community where an Italian and later a U.S. company mined potash; being in use since the early 1900s it was abandoned in the 1960s. As most buildings were made of salt blocks and because of the extremely aggressive environment, the town and factory as well as what remains of a railway leading to Eritrea is little more than a pile of rubble and rust today.
Rusting pipes at the former potassium mine at Dallol hydrothermal field, Danakil desert, Ethiopia (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
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Rusting remnants of an old truck at Dallol, Ethiopia (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
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Weathering salt bricks at the ghost town of Dallol, Ethiopia (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
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Ghost town at Dallol, a spectacular hydrothermal field and former mining site in the Danakil (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
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Ruins of the Dallol mining town (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
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Ruins of the salt miners' houses at Dallol, Ethiopia (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
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Rusting truck in the salt mine (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
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Old tanks at the abandoned potash mine at Dallol. The heat is starting to be significant... (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
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Ruins of miners' houses made of salt bricks at Dallol hydrothermal field, Ethiopia (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
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