Really? Where I work we mine potash and salt, what about you? Also, this year we were almost sold from ICL (Israel Chemical Logistics) to a Russian mining company (Uralkali?) And I have one last question, how much does a miner in russia makes? Here we get a lot of bonus from our job, usually per month we earn around 3000 € (In spain is a great wage) and if we want to work on the weekends or festive days we get aroung 55 € per hour.