LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) In spite of being more than centuries old, the salt mine is still in use today. The mine produces more than 500 tons of salt each year for use in cooking and for a range of unique souvenirs.
There is still more than one billion tons of ore left in the mine, which is extracted using machines and underground blasting, according to a 1971-79 survey.
This is the salt mine outside of Cankiri in Turkey which began being mined in 300 BC and is still in use today.
These photos were taken by 32-year-old Melih Sular who was guided through the caves by Murat Danaci as part of the National Geographic photography contest. …
The mine produces about 500 tons of salt every day which is sold on for use in cooking and as souvenirs.
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