• Spectacular and deadly ijen volcano in Indonesia.

    Spectacular and deadly ijen volcano in Indonesia.
    Spectacular and deadly ijen volcano in Indonesia.
    Spectacular and deadly ijen volcano in Indonesia.
    Spectacular and deadly ijen volcano in Indonesia.

    Spectacular and deadly ijen volcano in Indonesia.

    It’s located on the East of Java island.

    It’s toxic – all methane and sulphuric gases you can observe down below in the crater. To visit one must wear the special mask and be very careful. It’s also famous for its sulphur mine when workers bring 70 kg baskets of sulphur blocks up to the crater rim and further to the village below the mountain.

    In the heart of Indonesia’s fabled Ring of Fire lies a geological wonder that has captured the imagination of adventurers and scientists alike – the Ijen volcano. Nestled within the vast Ijen Caldera on the island of Java, Ijen’s allure goes beyond its fiery nature;

    The Ijen volcano is renowned for its ethereal Blue Fire, a phenomenon unlike any other on Earth. Under the shroud of night, an otherworldly glow emanates from the depths of the crater, casting an eerie, cerulean light upon the landscape. The source of this mesmerizing radiance is the high sulfur content within Ijen’s magma, which ignites upon contact with the oxygen-rich air. As sulfuric gases rise from the volcano’s belly, they combust, creating a surreal spectacle that seems plucked from the realm of science fiction.

    But Ijen’s enigmatic beauty comes at a price, one paid by the intrepid sulfur miners who brave its hazardous slopes daily. These local workers descend into the heart of the volcano, armed with minimal protective gear, to extract sulfur from the belly of the beast. They are paid just 10-20 usd equivalent daily carrying baskets up to 70-80 kg of sulphur.

    Source: FB Daniel Kordan