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Polish miners at Wielleczka salt mine descending the shaft in a group of six each sitting in a loop of rope, with all six loops attached to a single rope. Because explosive gases are not a problem in salt mines, the miners are carrying candles with naked flames for light. From 'Underground Life; or, Mines and Miners' by Louis Simonin (London, 1869). Wood engraving.

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Polish miners at Wielleczka salt mine descending the shaft in a group of six each sitting in a loop of rope, with all six loops attached to a single rope.  Because explosive gases are not a problem in salt mines, the miners are carrying candles with naked flames for light. From  'Underground Life; or, Mines and Miners' by Louis Simonin (London, 1869). Wood engraving.