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Precarious: Miners clambered up rickety ladders and under the precarious timber beams holding the mine shaft together

Rare early flash photography images of Cornish miners digging for tin in 1890s reveal the perilous conditions in which they toiled

Precarious: Miners clambered up rickety ladders and under the precarious timber beams holding the mine shaft together

In the 1890s photographer J.C.Burrow was commissioned by Cornwall’s mine owners to showcase their technology in a series of illustrated guides. - Found via Buzzfeed

Rare Flash Photography Shows Cornish Miners In The 1890s Toiling Deep Underground

In the 1890s photographer J.C.Burrow was commissioned by Cornwall’s mine owners to showcase their technology in a series of illustrated guides. - Found via Buzzfeed

crystal caves in mexico. i want to go here.

Amazing caves of giant crystals inside the Naica Mine in Chihuahua, Mexico

These Incredible Salt Mines Are Like Another World Beneath Our Feet

These Incredible Salt Mines Are Like Another World Beneath Our Feet

Salt mines are special compared to other underground excavation sites: once they are closed for extraction purposes, they can be opened for visitors, or...

The Perilous Profession of Underground Mining (Infographic)

The Perilous Profession of Underground Mining (Infographic)

The collapse of a roof in the Chilean gold mine has left 33 trapped miners awaiting rescue by a borehole that is expected to take months to complete. Here's a layout of the mining accident and some of the deepest man-made and natural mines and wells.

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