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12 The Crimea, Ukraine – Shell Rock Production

The Crimea, Ukraine – Shell Rock Production

Posted on November 4, 2010 by team


A photo report from the “Northern” area of an opencast mine in the Crimea, Ukraine, where shell rock is mined. Shell rock is has been used as a building material for a long time. This rock was formed many centuries ago, as a result of pressing of mollusks’ shells, sand, lime and other natural elements.

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12 Responses to “The Crimea, Ukraine – Shell Rock Production”

  1. MadYank says:

    Hardcore working environment.

  2. Testicules says:

    Nice Speedo. I guess the flying rock and spinning blades don’t require any protection

  3. Boritz says:

    This is third-rate building material, only small measure better than mud bricks. One can only hopes no earthquake occurs where used.

  4. xoxo says:

    …how you doin’?

  5. asteroid no. 444 says:

    I’m sending OSHA on an international mission.

  6. al says:

    Spongy rock quarried with ancient equipment by guys wearing Speedos.

    The former USSR rawks.

  7. Left SR says:

    Will they hire Viktor Yushchenko?

    • Bogdanov says:

      Guess he needs a job, but I don’t think he’ll have a pin-up of Yulia Tymoshenko like that guy in the second-to -the-last pic, right?

  8. Valery says:

    Uniform, protective gear, safety shoes are just amazing…

  9. Ivana Benderova says:

    You get the same view of old dirty guys in speedos when you go to Crimean beaches too.

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