Friday, March 01, 2024

Dig It!

Mining machinery, Strataca Salt Mine, Hutchinson Kansas, 2013

Well worth a visit if you happen to find yourself in east-central Kansas, the Strataca salt mine/museum is so far from the pale of most people’s everyday existence that it can’t help but astound.

Machinery (in pieces) is sent down over 600 feet below the surface where it is re-assembled and then, when it finally wears out, abandonded—there is plenty of room and no economic incentive to return it to the surface.

By Professor Batty


Anonymous Anonymous said...

That reminds me of SubTropolis in KC.

Blogger Professor Batty said...

SubTropolis looks like heaven compared to Strataca

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes, SubTropolis is a series of limestone caves, huge. Very strange to be in there - as you drive to where you are going, you see all sorts of 'stuff' stored there: antique cars, boats, dry goods, food, etc.

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