You enter the cage, the door closes, and the elevator slowly takes you into the belly of the mine.
Miners dug hundreds, even thousands, of feet into the ground here, extracting one of humanity's most treasured minerals: salt.
They've since left the mine, having extracted its treasures, but they left behind an incredible patchwork of passages as tall as cathedrals.
As you drop lower into the dark, fresh air suddenly surrounds you.
Seventeen miners are stuck in an elevator 900 feet underground at a central New York salt mine and emergency crews are working on a rescue.
Rescuers were pulling the miners to the surface after a group of 17 spent the night trapped in an elevator 900 feet below ground at a salt mine in Lansing, N.Y.
LANSING, N.Y. (AP) — All 17 miners who were stuck hundreds of feet below the surface in an elevator at the deepest salt mine in the Western Hemisphere have been rescued. Cargill Inc. spokesman Mark Klein says the last two miners wer...
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