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  • Mining Pure Sulfur in the Smoking Crater of Mt. Ijen, Java

    Mining Pure Sulfur in the Smoking Crater of Mt. Ijen, Java

    High up in the mountains of East Java, Indonesia, Mt. Ijen’s crater smokes and bubbles with sulfur gas. The sulfur hear leaks out of the volcanic crater in a giant plume of smoke, and local miners, wearing little more than gas masks, collect the sulfur and hike it out of the crater on their backs.…