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    • Entrance to Catedral de Sal the mine is still in use, but at night when there are no touristsWednesday, 26 December 12
    • All the walls are solid salt rock interestingly the salt has no iodine, hence the local people suffered goitersWednesday, 26 December 12
    • me & BenWednesday, 26 December 12
    • Ben & MariaWednesday, 26 December 12
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    • The salt is only white when water leaches it from the rock. This is can be quite dangerous - the miners do not want water leaking throughWednesday, 26 December 12
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    • The cross is carved into the rock: it is a relief but looks 3D.Wednesday, 26 December 12
    • my silhouette by a huge columnWednesday, 26 December 12
    • The ceilings in this section are very high. There is nylon fishing line hanging from the ceiling in places to measure how much it sinks - over thousands of years the mountain will reclaim this space.Wednesday, 26 December 12
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    • A small lake, reflecting the ceilingWednesday, 26 December 12
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    • very happy to find a spider in the carving in the rockWednesday, 26 December 12
    • We decide to try our hand at mining (move aside claustrophobia)Wednesday, 26 December 12
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    • After 3 attempts I made it through this tunnel, holding Maria’s hand. It helped that it was pitch dark so I could notactually see how narrow it wasWednesday, 26 December 12
    • The miners used to be paid in salt - Ben would have been broke -he barely chipped the rockWednesday, 26 December 12
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    • It is much harder than it looks!Wednesday, 26 December 12
    • Dynamite holesWednesday, 26 December 12
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    • Miners return from a hard day’s workWednesday, 26 December 12
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    • We settle into the cinema to watch a movie about the mineWednesday, 26 December 12
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    • BenWednesday, 26 December 12
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    • Salt leeching: reinforcement necessary in this sectionWednesday, 26 December 12
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