KAWAK IJEN VOLCANO AND
SULFUR MINE

One of the more surreal places on Earth, Kawak Ijen Volcano is the site of a sulfer mine where workers must endure toxic fumes and an incredibly laborious work load, hauling sulfur out of the steep crater by hand.

In addition to the mine, the volcano is also the location of the world's largest acidic lake: a one mile long and 200 meter deep turquoise pool of water with a Ph of 0.5 which is the approximate acidity of battery acid -- enough to dissolve most metals.

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