I J E N crater… East Java (traditional sulphur mining) πŸ—»πŸ—»

Let’s being realized what happened around us and don’t give people unreachable dreams☺✨

Traditional sulphur miner
This image shows the dangerous and rugged conditions the miners face, including toxic smoke and high drops, as well as their lack of protective equipment. The pipes over which they are standing serve to guide sulfur vapors and condense them, thereby facilitating production. As the chosen way of income they never make compliance about their source even though they always give us the best smile they ever have wherever we meet them along the journey. Thumbs up guys πŸ‘.

We are experiencing hard ways to reach the hidden gems we supposed, made more good preparation is an obligation. Instead of that you can going there by yourself and your friends or guided by us. If you choose the second option you can make booking here:

➑ go with us😌

And you will:

  • Ascend one of the most beautiful active volcanoes
  • See unique nature phenomena “blue fire”
  • Witness the dawn over the biggest acid lake in the world
  • Walk in the crater which is also a sulfur mine
  • Eat delicious traditional Javanese breakfast

Our expedition team having unforgettable moment

Walking for miles

Blue sulphur flame from caldera

Blue sulphur flame from caldera

Hard workers

Ijen caldera views from Landsat satellite

About Sulphur mining at Ijen:
Sulfur mining in Kawah Ijen volcano, Java, Indonesia. At the upper left of the picture, the sulfur, yellow and orange, is emitted as yellowish vapor and forms crystal concretions on the rock face of the crater. Big pipes capture vapor at ground level to facilitate the extraction. To condense the hot vapor, water is supplied through a pipe from a small pond at the bottom right, then thrown with buckets on the pipes carrying the vapor to cool them.
In the left half of the picture, miners carry sulfur blocks in wicker baskets. To protect themselves against toxic vapors that pervade this part of the crater, they wear masks or simple rags. The baskets are then taken to a flat area on the right. Afterwards, workers carry them on their shoulders up to the rim of the crater, then down the side of the volcano to a place trucks can access. The trucks finally deliver the sulfur to a processing plant.
A nearby sulfur refinery pays the miners by the weight of sulfur transported; as of September 2010, the typical daily earnings were equivalent to approximately $13 US. The miners often receive insufficient protection while working around the volcano and complain of numerous respiratory afflictions. There are 200 miners, who extract 14 tons per day – about 20% of the continuous daily deposit.

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Sulphur ornaments from Ijen

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