The most strange industrial setting is underground world of mining galleries. In ancient mythologies, the first miners were thought to be some monstrous deities with extraordinary powers. In historic times, the exploitation of metals, especially gold and silver, was a factor that led many cities or countries to significant prosperity and increased their political & economic power. Nowadays, galleries of (old) mines stimulate people’s curiosity and amazement for the mineral wealth that is hidden inside the earth.


Sulphuric acid on the gallery walls in the Abandoned salt mine  in Yekaterinburg, Russia, 650ft underground (Credits: Dailymail).

Abandoned Salt Mine

The mineral carnallite, a hydrated potassium magnesium chloride compose a colourful setting inside the (Credits: Dailymail).


Dolaucothi Gold Mines, United Kingdom (Credits:


Silver mines of Lavrion, Greece (Credits


Goldmine (Credits:


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