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Sulfur Mine

Posted by
Steve Rice (Olympia, United States) on 7 July 2010 in Business & Industry.

Death Valley NP, the size of Connecticut, is a huge place. It's the biggest national park in the contiguous 48 States. Since the sand dunes at Stovepipe Wells were so heavily trafficked, I decided to drive to the Eureka Dunes in the northern part of the park. This old sulfur mine was on the way. It definitely had a sulfurous smell.

Death Valley National Park
Part of The Great American West series.

Diane Schuller from Hythe, Canada

I'm really intrigued with the longevity of the detritus from the long-ago abandonment. Such contrast against the sun bleached earth. That bit of blue sky also has my interest ... really makes this complete.

7 Jul 2010 5:10am

*MЯG* from Tehran, Iran

strange place, very nice shot...
thx for the information

7 Jul 2010 5:19am

Othersideblue from Kerman, Iran

to me this is a familiar view

7 Jul 2010 5:30am

kate from lincolnshire, United Kingdom

makes for an amzing scene and picture and such a history! good shot!

7 Jul 2010 5:38am

Marie LC from France

Strange place where the man has still left track of his passage of the least attractive way

7 Jul 2010 6:05am

jpla from St Barthélémy d, France

Soyons prudent ! Je te souhaite une agréable journée

7 Jul 2010 6:28am

kiji from Valenciennes, France

looks like a MAD MAX movie!
Very good :)

7 Jul 2010 7:09am

saeed from kuala lumpur, Malaysia

I see a peaceful world in my dream

7 Jul 2010 7:41am

Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

Great shot.. looks like an abandoned place..

7 Jul 2010 8:44am

✿ Anina ✿ from Auckland, New Zealand

A wonderful shot. I like the blue sky and contrast.

7 Jul 2010 8:46am

♏arleen from Doesburg, Netherlands

Awesome shot of this somewhat strange scenery...very interesting to view!

7 Jul 2010 8:53am

Daniel from Kenmare, United States

what a mess!

7 Jul 2010 12:24pm

Amanda from Jersey City, United States

I think I would need a tetanus shot after examining this area!

7 Jul 2010 1:33pm

Charles Dastodd from Chicago, United States

looks like quite the wreckage there. nicely composed

7 Jul 2010 2:52pm

PATRICK from miramas, France

just 5******

7 Jul 2010 4:15pm

vu@granby from Granby, Québec, Canada

Love your series of Geath Valley!

7 Jul 2010 5:18pm

beanow from Warsaw, Poland

Strong image!

7 Jul 2010 6:32pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Beautiful gradient of blue that you've captured in the sky. Makes a nice contrast against the terrain here.

7 Jul 2010 8:30pm

JJ from Jersey City, United States

What a cool find such cool rustic remains of days gone by, superbly captured

7 Jul 2010 8:57pm

Michael from Chester, United Kingdom

That was definitely a great find, working there must have been gruesome. Amazing shot and record.

7 Jul 2010 8:59pm

Phil David Alexander Morris from Canada

It reminds me of a couple movies also, the Mummy, where the plane crashes in the dune. Great picture.

7 Jul 2010 9:44pm

Céline from New York City, United States

Nice shot ! Good idea to keep the sky to give a contrasting color to these earthy tones !

7 Jul 2010 9:49pm

Mohsen from Tehran, Iran

NIce subject

8 Jul 2010 12:29am

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

This is great - I agree with Celine, the contrast with the sky really makes it work tremendously well - great job sir.

8 Jul 2010 1:08am

Jhon from Fine Land, Singapore

Once a lively place I guess, now isolated. Lovely capture!

8 Jul 2010 1:24am

Don from spokane, United States

I like the multi-colored look of this pile of slag(?). The subtle range of tones is very interesting and hard to shoot this well.

8 Jul 2010 2:20am

PD from Overland Park, Kansas, United States

Interesting place, I have seen a lot of old gold/silver mines in the Colorado mountains - this looks a little bit similar but not really :)

8 Jul 2010 3:02am

One from Açores, Portugal

Superbe composition and colours !

8 Jul 2010 4:05am

Ajay from Pune, India

Trace of man's greed, I guess.

8 Jul 2010 7:54am

Veronique from Sarrouilles, France

Working there must have been very hard, gorgeous colors

9 Jul 2010 6:20am

Sandy Weston from Madison, Maine, United States

Thanks for the commentary....your photos and words are very interesting!

9 Jul 2010 9:16pm

Daryl Johnson from Farnham, United Kingdom

Interesting to see the elements just eroding away at all that equipment.

10 Jul 2010 10:11am

Didier DE ZAN from somewhere, France

man always loose something in nature . nice shot

11 Jul 2010 9:09am