Photographer's Note

I visited this amasing place last year. It is not as popular as the other salt mines in Romania, and this is why is still wild and rough and a little scarry.

Turda's salt deposit has been known and exploited by ancient times, but it was put into systematic operation of the deposit, by underground mining work, during the Roman conquest in Dacia.

The salt was exploited in rooms of 17-34m (56-112 feet) depth and 10-12m (33-39 feet) width, disposed one near the other an separated by a safety consolidation. This system ensured a massive extraction of the salt, but it worked only in those areas where the salt was exploited near the surface. Salt was continuously extracted during the 6 and 9 century, along with other very useful minerals.
The microclimate is characterized by yearly variations of the temperature between 11-12 C, an average humidity of 80% the air pressure is between 747-752 mm Hg and the air's moving speed between 0.02-0.7 m/sec. All these factors, the lack of pathogen bacterium and a moderate ionization of the air have their contribution to the wellknown benefic effect over the breathing apparatus.

The mine entered the touristic circuit in 1992.

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Additional Photos by teodora ursuleanu (teutza) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 995 W: 227 N: 1994] (10590)
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