In Images: A Tour Through An Abandoned Salt Mine

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Underground tours

Credit: Larry Smith (European Pressphoto Agency)
Visitors at Strataca – the Kansas Underground Salt Museum, set 650 feet (198 meters) below ground in the abandoned tunnels of an active salt mine – are…Read More »

required to wear hard hats and self-rescuer devices, both for safety purposes and as a way to make the experience imersive and simulate what it’s like to be a miner.   Less «
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Laura Poppick is a contributing writer for Live Science, with a focus on earth and environmental news. Laura has a graduate certificate in science communication from the University of California, Santa Cruz, and a Bachelor of Science degree in geology from Bates College in Lewiston, Maine. Laura has a good eye for finding fossils in unlikely places, will pull over to examine sedimentary layers in highway roadcuts, and has gone swimming in the Arctic Ocean.
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