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Ijen volcano: crater lake & sulphur mining

Photos of Kawah Ijen, the acid turquoise crater lake, sulfur deposits, the mining operation and workers at the site carrying baskets full of raw sulfur.
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Sulfur miner carrying basket with approx. 70 kg of pure sulfur blocks (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Sulfur miner carrying basket with approx. 70 kg of pure sulfur blocks (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Pipe collecting hot sulfur steam that condensates to liquid sulfur dropping out. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Pipe collecting hot sulfur steam that condensates to liquid sulfur dropping out. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffe... [info]
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Photographing the acid crater lake (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Photographing the acid crater lake (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Erosion gullies in the inner crater walls (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Erosion gullies in the inner crater walls (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Streams of molten sulfur (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Streams of molten sulfur (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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At the sulfur deposit (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
At the sulfur deposit (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Miners spraying the sulfur deposits with water to cool them (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Miners spraying the sulfur deposits with water to cool them (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Miner breaking off pieces of solidified sulfur (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Miner breaking off pieces of solidified sulfur (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Crater rim (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Crater rim (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Liquid sulfur dripping out of the collection pipes (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Liquid sulfur dripping out of the collection pipes (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Hot sulfur gas sublimates into a yellow steam (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Hot sulfur gas sublimates into a yellow steam (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Walking on the southern crater rim of Ijen (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Walking on the southern crater rim of Ijen (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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