Sulfur Mining the Hard Way

July 5th, 2009

SulfurIn Indonesia, an active volcano emits vapors with high sulfur content. The fumaroles are capped, causing the sulfur to condense into the familiar yellow rock. Once a laborer has collected enough raw sulfur (up to 200 pounds), he carries it in baskets for several kilometers—up the side of the crater and down to a weighing station. The daily pay for this is about $5.00.

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(via The Presurfer)

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