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Salt Pans and Mines
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Salt is used basically everywhere where humans are present. Mostly in food - to enhance flavors and preserve meat and fish - but also in cosmetics and health industry. There is refined and unrefined salt. There is finely ground salt and coarsely ground salt. But rarely we think about its origin. Where does salt comes from? That's what this category is about: salt pans and salt mines.
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Salt pans in Fuerteventura, Canarias Islands

Salt is produced by evaporation of seawater or brine from other sources, such as brine wells and salt lakes, and by mining rock salt, called halite.

Salt evaporation ponds, also called salterns or salt pans, are shallow artificial ponds designed to produce salts from sea water or other brines. The seawater or brine is fed into large ponds and water is drawn out through natural evaporation which allows the salt to be subsequently harvested. The ponds also provide a productive resting and feeding ground for many species of waterbirds, which may include endangered species. The ponds are commonly separated by levees.


Salt pans in the island of Malta, Mediterranean sea


Salt pans in Lanzarote, Canarias Islands

A salt mine is an operation involved in the extraction of salt from rock salt or halite, a type of evaporitic deposit.

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In this category we are interested in ALL places where salt is (or was) extracted from nature.

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  • Places do not need to be active, BUT some traces of salt extraction must be still visible (like the pans or leeves)
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  • English must be the main language in each listing. However, you may write your listing ALSO in your native language, if other than English.
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Salt Pans and MinesSalzbergwerk - Stetten, BW, Germany

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This is the Salt Mine (German: Salzbergwerk) in Stetten, Germany, Baden-Württemberg. It's the oldest salt mine in Germany, which is still in use.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Tante.Hossi

location: Baden-Württemberg, Germany

date approved: 7/18/2014

last visited: never

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Salt Pans and MinesSalzwelten Hallstatt - Hallstatt, Austria

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It is possible to tour the world's first known salt mine, located above downtown Hallstatt.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member RakeInTheCache

location: Oberösterreich, Austria

date approved: 6/26/2014

last visited: never

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Salt Pans and MinesSalin-de-Giraud - Arles/France

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Saline fields near the village of Salin-de-Giraud.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member KaPsTeam

location: Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France

date approved: 5/3/2014

last visited: never

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Salt Pans and MinesSt. Andrew Bay Saltworks - Panama City, FL, USA

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This is the location of a Confederate saltworks that was in operation during the U.S. Civil War in Panama City, Florida, USA.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Marine Biologist

location: Florida

date approved: 3/14/2014

last visited: never

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Salt Pans and MinesPóvoa de Santa Iria Salt Pans - Póvoa de Santa Iria, Lisboa, portugal

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The ancient salt pans of Santa Iria, no longer active.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member RuiJSDuarte

location: Lisboa, Portugal

date approved: 2/2/2014

last visited: never

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Salt Pans and MinesPort des Salines - Ile d'Oléron, France

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Port des Salines, natural setting labeled Pole Nature, proposes to unveil the history of salt production oléronaise and know-how saulnier.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Tooms et Jess

location: Poitou-Charentes, France

date approved: 12/5/2013

last visited: 5/5/2014

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Salt Pans and MinesLedbetter Salt Works -- Albany TX, USA

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The Ledbetter Salt Works supplied salt to the Confederate Army during the US Civil War. It operated from the 1860s to around 1880.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Texas

date approved: 11/7/2013

last visited: 7/14/2013

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Salt Pans and MinesLarnaca Salt Lake - Larnaca (Cyprus)

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Complex of four salt lakes called "Larnaca Salt Lake", one of the most distinctive landmarks of the Larnaca city area and also important natural monument, served till 1986 as the most important source of salt in Cyprus.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Dorcadion Team

location: Cyprus

date approved: 11/4/2013

last visited: 4/5/2014

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Salt Pans and MinesCargill salt mine - Watkins Glen, NY, USA

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Salt is mined here by pumping water underground. The brine that comes from the wart mixing with salt is then pumped back up, and the salt extracted by evaporating the water.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member sagefemme

location: New York

date approved: 9/22/2013

last visited: 9/6/2014

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Salt Pans and MinesEtosha Pan - Etosha National Park - Namibia

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In the center of Etosha National Park lies a vast salt pan surrounded by grass and thorn savannah, Mopane bushland in the west and dry forest in the northeast.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member cache-amount

location: Namibia

date approved: 7/18/2013

last visited: 10/20/2013

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Salt Pans and MinesLæsø Saltworks, Byrum, Læsø - Denmark

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Læsø Saltworks, Denmark

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member kallehaugerne

location: Denmark

date approved: 4/11/2013

last visited: 9/9/2014

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Salt Pans and MinesDevils Golf Course - Death Valley National Park, CA, USA

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The marker at the Devils Golf Course indicate that these strange formations are actually a Salt Pan that is constantly changing. It is located in Death Valley National Park in California.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Chasing Blue Sky

location: California

date approved: 4/8/2013

last visited: 6/24/2012

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Salt Pans and MinesSaline Bentlage, Rheine, Germany

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DE: Das Salzsiedehaus der Saline Bentlage | EN: The salt boiling house of the saltwork Bentlage

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member 00M

location: Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany

date approved: 3/31/2013

last visited: 4/6/2013

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Salt Pans and MinesSalt mine Solivar, Prešov, Slovakia

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Historic salt mine, the most important on the territory of Slovakia.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Noe1

location: Prešovský kraj, Slovakia

date approved: 1/27/2013

last visited: 8/5/2009

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Salt Pans and MinesRhodes Salt Marsh, Mineral County, NV

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These salt marshes are easily visible from Hiway 96 (Veterans Memorial Highway) in Mineral County, Nevada.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Queens Blessing

location: Nevada

date approved: 12/7/2012

last visited: 11/25/2013

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Salt Pans and MinesWindsor Salt Mine - Windsor, Ontario, Canada

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The Windsor Salt Mine is located at 200 Morton Drive, Windsor, Ontario

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member DougandSandra

location: Ontario, Canada

date approved: 12/7/2012

last visited: never

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Salt Pans and MinesSalt Farm - Samut Sakhon, Thailand

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Salt pond farm located near Highway 35 in Samut Sakhon, at less than 2 km from the Gulf of Thailand.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member denben

location: Thailand

date approved: 10/21/2012

last visited: never

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Salt Pans and MinesSifto Salt Mine, Goderich, Ontario, Canada

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At this location, there is a Salt Pillar Monument. It commemorates the 100th anniversary of the discovery of salt in Goderich. The Sifto Salt mine in Goderich is one of (if not THE) largest of the underground salt mines in the world!

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member D.ECKEL!

location: Ontario, Canada

date approved: 10/18/2012

last visited: 8/23/2014

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Salt Pans and MinesLewis & Clark Salt Works - Seaside, Oregon

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Lewis & Clark built these Salt Works to obtain salt for the return trip east

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ddtfamily

location: Oregon

date approved: 10/5/2012

last visited: 8/14/2014

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Salt Pans and MinesSalt Kettle, Ft. Gibson, Oklahoma USA

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The Mackey Salt Works on the Ilinois River in Indian Territory (near modern Ft. Gibson Oklahoma) was destroyed by US troops in the Civil War to keep the valuable salt works out of Confederate hands. Only kettles used there remain.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Oklahoma

date approved: 9/12/2012

last visited: 8/4/2012

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Salt Pans and MinesSolotvinske jezera - Solotvyno, Ukraine

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Solotvinske jezera (Solotvino lakes) are Ukrainian "Death sea" in old salt mines

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member puczmeloun

location: Ukraine

date approved: 9/2/2012

last visited: 7/19/2013

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Salt Pans and MinesSaline Riburg - Möhlin, AG, Switzerland

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The salt works in the north of Möhlin.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member fi67

location: Nordwestschweiz (AG/BL/BS), Switzerland

date approved: 8/28/2012

last visited: never

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Salt Pans and MinesHutchinson Salt Company - Hutchinson, KS

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920 acre underground mine that houses the Kansas Underground Salt Mine Museum, Underground Vaults & Storage, and continues to be a working mine.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member linkys

location: Kansas

date approved: 7/31/2012

last visited: 7/27/2013

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Salt Pans and MinesMarinha Santiago da Fonte - Aveiro, Portugal

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[PT]Uma das salinas de Aveiro que ainda produz sal marinho pelo método artesanal. [PT]One of Aveiro salt pans which still produces salt by the artisanal method.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member razalas

location: Aveiro, Portugal

date approved: 7/26/2012

last visited: never

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Salt Pans and MinesRia de Faro, Faro, Portugal

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Some salt pans in Faro's area, Southern Portugal

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Torgut

location: Faro, Portugal

date approved: 7/19/2012

last visited: never

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