3 In a Huge Saltmine

In a Huge Saltmine

Posted on September 28, 2013 by team

A short photo report depicting how they extract salt in the saltmines of Sol-Iletsk, Russia. The mine you are going to see is one of the largest in Russia. They extract just a phantastic amount of salt there anually.

The elevator may accomodate up to eleven people.

Salt is everywhere as snow.

Patron Saint of miners – Saint Barbara made from salt. Such a small chapel for local miners.

This cave is going to becme only deeper and deeper.

The main equipment in the mine.


The height of this hall is about thirty meters.

Traces of the combine.

The lowest point of the mine – 330 meters from the ground level. 215 m is probably the depth under the sea level.

Lift elevator shaft.

Location: Sol-Iletsk
via ria56.ru

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3 responses to “In a Huge Saltmine”

  1. George Johnson says:

    One of the few substances mankind will never run out of out. Underground salt domes are HUGE and very plentiful
    The USA has been using one main salt dome to extract much of it’s salt, and they have been digging there for decades and have only scratched it. They could work there full time, for hundreds of years and not extract even half of it.
    Then even use water to extract the salt (the salt used for eating, the salt dug out of the ground, is mostly for roads and stuff, chemicals) from underground, then they used the empty spaces for oil storage.
    A lot of people also don’t know how widely salt is used. Many chemicals are extracted from it.

  2. john says:

    interesting, place.

  3. A.Oscar says:

    Enigma Global by A.Oscar (Salt and in it precious minerals)
    I would like to mention to the Russia Government: to start get the most precious mineral which are part of living creatures, Magnesium which usual the best could get from the deeper place of the Oceans. The best mineral: which at the surface of land, not that much anymore, and is the most important for the plants to grow? Also for human consumption too: for the bones and all parts of our body. Russia could make a enormous factory to separate such mineral from salts, if those salts real having the way I’m thinking now. Russia territories are the richer in the world: and nothing to do with oil, which should stop find more oil, only gas will be OK. The excess of digging for oil have been the most dangers for the environment, and Russia could dig for Magnesium which could turned into one of the wealth and health investment. 30/09/2013 by A.Oscar

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