Where Is Sulfur Mined?


Sulphur is a mineral that is found in sedimentary rock, where there are volcanoes or in salt domes. It is mined from volcanoes that aren't active anymore using quarrying and underground mining. Sulphur is used in papermaking and for sulphuric acid.
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Sulfur is usually found where there are volcanoes, or in salt domes. To mine sulfur they use quarrying and they mine underground. They pump hot salt water through pipes into the mine and the sulfur melts. They pump it out with air pushed through the pipes and the melted sulfur comes out. You can find more information here: http://library.thinkquest.org/05aug/00461/sulfur.htm
Sulfur is found near volcanic regions or around hot springs. It can also be found in meteorites. Some of the countries that mine sulfur are Indonesia, China, and Japan. You can find more information here: http://www.emporia.edu/earthsci/amber/go336/smith/
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