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Hello Old Salt!

Post by koimaster » June 3rd 2022, 3:01pm

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SLANIC SALT MINE (Salina Unirea), Slănic, Prahova, Romania
Slănic mine is an old salt mine, located in Slănic, Prahova County, Romania, just 100 km north of Bucharest, situated between the valley of Prahova and that of Teleajen, at about 44 km of Ploiesti, at 400 meters of altitude.
The salt mine is closed for extraction purposes, but is open for visitors, featuring a microclimate with natural air-conditioning and constant temperature and atmospheric pressure throughout the year. It is made up of two levels, named Unirea and Mihai.

The mine is composed of 14 chambers with trapezoidal profiles, having a 10 m opening to the ceiling and 32 m to the ground, a height of 54 m, and a wall inclination angle of 60 degrees. The shore difference between the surface and the mining base is 208 m. It was transformed into a sanatorium for the treatment of pulmonary diseases in a saline air microclimate. Many of the visitors come for its supposed healing effects due to the purity of the air.
The Unirea mine chamber - notice the trapezoidal profile of the chamber and the wooden balcony at the top.

According to the documents, for more than 300 years represented an important salt extraction center.
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Post by conjurer » June 3rd 2022, 11:00pm

Interestingly (or not). I have no interest in visiting Romanian, not now or ever. Examining my bucket list, getting a blowjob from Natalie Monroe ranks far higher than, say, going to see a salt mine in Romanian.

However, it seems pretty cool.
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Post by jason_recliner » June 4th 2022, 4:34am

This is awesome - mine closure done right. Some people here in WA - let's call them idiots - are asking us to look at similar strategies. Seemingly overlooking that our mines mostly are 3,000km from the city in a dusty hellhole that hits mid-to-high 40s every summer.
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Post by bbattle » June 4th 2022, 3:01pm

I saw that picture and thought we were in the Flame Fusion mine.

I saw a show about a Polish salt mine that has a restaurant in it. And a chapel. Several of the old tunnels were slowly collapsing and filling in.

The US government houses literally mountains of documents and other valuable papers in salt mines.
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Post by Nuvolari » June 6th 2022, 11:36am

I like subterranean adventures! And that looks a LOT cleaner than when my daughter and I rappelled into 400 ft caves, a few years ago.

We’re smiling because it really was fun - and we had no sensation of the volume of bruises and aches we were actively accumulating…. That comes when the adrenaline wears off…

The salt mine endeavor looks a LOT more dignified - and shoulder-friendly (since my shoulder now keeps my out of most adventures in which climbing a rope up a long distance is required).

Plus, it looks like the kind of place I could wear a Ti Pathfinder and NOT scratch the shit out of it!
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Post by smellody » June 6th 2022, 1:22pm

Nuvolari wrote:
June 6th 2022, 11:36am
I like subterranean adventures! And that looks a LOT cleaner than when my daughter and I rappelled into 400 ft caves, a few years ago.

We’re smiling because it really was fun - and we had no sensation of the volume of bruises and aches we were actively accumulating…. That comes when the adrenaline wears off…

The salt mine endeavor looks a LOT more dignified - and shoulder-friendly (since my shoulder now keeps my out of most adventures in which climbing a rope up a long distance is required).

Plus, it looks like the kind of place I could wear a Ti Pathfinder and NOT scratch the shit out of it!

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That looks FANTASTIC!!!!
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Post by AlbertaTime » June 6th 2022, 7:18pm

The salt mine photos are fascinating.

I'd actually love to visit there but, in truth, my personal finances mean it's only inexpensive watches (and China if it's ever possible again) unless and until a huge lottery win.
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Post by MAX » June 7th 2022, 4:35am

Caves? Caves underwater? Narrow passages you have to crawl through?

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Been in several larger caves and there are large ones under Kansas City used as trucking depots and office spaces. Those are OK and the OP salt cave looks amazing.
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Post by 3Flushes » June 7th 2022, 4:32pm

smellody wrote:
June 6th 2022, 1:22pm
Nuvolari wrote:
June 6th 2022, 11:36am
I like subterranean adventures! And that looks a LOT cleaner than when my daughter and I rappelled into 400 ft caves, a few years ago.

We’re smiling because it really was fun - and we had no sensation of the volume of bruises and aches we were actively accumulating…. That comes when the adrenaline wears off…

The salt mine endeavor looks a LOT more dignified - and shoulder-friendly (since my shoulder now keeps my out of most adventures in which climbing a rope up a long distance is required).

Plus, it looks like the kind of place I could wear a Ti Pathfinder and NOT scratch the shit out of it!

0620E0D5-482E-4C70-9F07-94E23644908B.jpeg

493D1715-F3F4-4982-8126-85A62D387D4C.jpeg

3AE54557-97EA-4CAB-96FA-4180ABD67178.jpeg

AAF391B0-5E9C-4E14-B7F3-781BCF4D8B58.jpeg

A9122DB0-9076-476B-9CA9-194A5BB867BD.jpeg

10B4B315-017A-46AB-9FB1-48BE62DF98BC.jpeg
That looks FANTASTIC!!!!
That looks nuts.
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