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Raising a Stink: Miner Carries Sulfur from Indonesian Crater

Image: A miner carrying blocks of sulfur
A miner carrying blocks of sulfur from Ijen crater in Banyuwangi East Java. A miner can weigh from 45 to 90kg and might make as many as two or three trips in a day. The sulfur is then used for vulcanizing rubber, bleaching sugar and other industrial processes. Feb. 1, 2014. SONNY TUMBELAKA / AFP - Getty Images

A miner carries blocks of sulfur from Ijen crater in Banyuwangi, on the Indonesian island of Java. The sulfur is used for vulcanizing rubber, bleaching sugar and other industrial processes.

Image: A miner carrying blocks of sulfur
This Photo taken on February 1, 2014 shows a miner carrying blocks of sulphur from Ijen crater in Banyuwangi East Java. A miner can weigh from 45 to 90kg and might make as many as two or three trips in a day. The sulfur is then used for vulcanizing rubber, bleaching sugar and other industrial processes. SONNY TUMBELAKA / AFP - Getty Images