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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.

Instructions for Posting a Salt Pans and Mines Waymark:

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

  • NO factories of refined salt
  • 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.
  • Title of the waymark should be presented in the following format: name of the waymark, city or nearest city, state or province, country. Example: Salinas do Corredor da Cobra, Figueira da Foz, Portugal

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Salt Pans and MinesSalt Mine Merkers, Merkers, Germany

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Large salt mine, still in use after over 100 years of exploration.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Axel-F

location: Thüringen, Germany

date approved: 9/11/2018

last visited: 8/21/2018

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Salt Pans and MinesSalinas Marinas de Fuencaliente – Fuencaliente, La Palma, Canary Islands, Spain

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Salinen von Fuencaliente / Salt pans of Fuencaliente

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member GeoMaulis

location: Islas Canarias, Spain

date approved: 7/29/2018

last visited: never

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Salt Pans and MinesDetroit Salt Co. - Detroit, Michigan, USA

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Detroit Salt Company, a subsidiary of The Kissner Group, operates a salt mine beneath Detroit surface. Coordinates point to the salt elevator.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member machard

location: Michigan

date approved: 6/2/2018

last visited: 6/4/2018

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Salt Pans and MinesLes salines de l'isle d'Orée - Bouin - France

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Les salines de "l'isle d'Orée" à Bouin.Salines of "l'isle d'Orée" in Bouin.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member celene37

location: Pays de la Loire, France

date approved: 4/10/2018

last visited: 4/11/2018

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Salt Pans and MinesNeues Gradierwerk - Bad Rothenfelde, NRW, Deutschland

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Neues Gradierwerk im Stadtkern von Bad Rothenfelde

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Windschattenwanderer

location: Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany

date approved: 3/26/2018

last visited: 10/3/2017

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Salt Pans and MinesCompass Minerals Salt Mine - Goderich, Ontario, Canada

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Compass Minerals’ Goderich salt mine, located 1,800 feet under Lake Huron, is the largest underground salt mine in the world.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Trail Blaisers

location: Ontario, Canada

date approved: 3/18/2018

last visited: never

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Salt Pans and MinesCargill Salt Production Facility - Bonaire, Caribbean Netherlands

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Cargill Salt Inc. salt production facility is located on the southwest coast of Bonaire. The facility has many salt evaporation ponds and a system for purifying, storing and shipping the salt.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member neoc1

location: none listed yet

date approved: 2/18/2018

last visited: 4/2/2018

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Salt Pans and MinesLes Sauniers - Noirmoutier - PdlL - France

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the marshes of Müllembourg

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member CADS11

location: Pays de la Loire, France

date approved: 9/7/2017

last visited: 4/5/2018

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Salt Pans and MinesCivil War Period Salt Kettle -- Iron & Steel Museum of AL, Tannehill Ironworks State Park, McCalla AL

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A Civil War Era Salt Kettle on display at the Iron & Steel Museum of AL, Tannehill Ironworks State Park, McCalla AL

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Alabama

date approved: 8/26/2017

last visited: never

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Salt Pans and MinesLes salins d'Aigues-Mortes - France

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Les Salins d'Aigues-Mortes est l'un des 6 établissements de la société les Salins du Midi, et le siège historique de cette société The Salins d'Aigues-Mortes is one of the establishments of the Salins du Midi, and the historical seat of this company

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Alfouine

location: Occitanie, France

date approved: 3/13/2017

last visited: 7/17/2015

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Salt Pans and MinesSalinas d'Es Trenc, Campos - Mallorca / Spain

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Salt flats were renovated in the 40s and 50s.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Iris & Harry

location: Islas Baleares, Spain

date approved: 1/20/2017

last visited: never

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Salt Pans and MinesHawkes Nest Salina - Grand Turks

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Hawkes Nest Salina Salt Pan Grand Turks

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member kJfishman

location: Turks and Caicos Islands

date approved: 12/19/2016

last visited: never

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Salt Pans and MinesMorton Salt Mine - Grand Saline, TX, US

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The Morton Salt Mine in Grand Saline is one of three rock-salt mines Morton operates in the U.S. The salt deposit is 250 million years old.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Crazy4horses

location: Texas

date approved: 11/23/2016

last visited: 11/23/2016

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Salt Pans and MinesTexas Salt Flats - Hudspeth County, TX, USA

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The Texas salt flats were first cultivated by Native Americans, then by Spanish colonists, and ultimately by Texas Pioneers up until the early 20th century.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Raven

location: Texas

date approved: 10/30/2016

last visited: 7/29/2018

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Salt Pans and MinesMarais salants de Guérande - Pays de Loire - France

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Marais salants de Guérande

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member CADS11

location: Pays de la Loire, France

date approved: 10/10/2016

last visited: 5/7/2010

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Salt Pans and MinesGrande Saline, Salins les Bains, Jura, France

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La Grande Saline de Salins-les-Bains a été reconnue le 27 juin 2009 au Patrimoine mondial de l’UNESCO / The Great Saltworks of Salins-les-Bains was registered on the 27th of June, 2009, on the Unesco world heritage list.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Gatinaise

location: Bourgogne-Franche-Comté, France

date approved: 2/22/2016

last visited: 5/3/2018

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Salt Pans and MinesSalines Royales, Arc et Senans, Doubs, France

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Manufacture destinée à la production de sel, la Saline Royale a été créée de par la volonté de Louis XV et construite entre 1775 et 1779. / The site was designed for the production of salt, commissioned by Louis XV, and built between 1775 and 1779.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Gatinaise

location: Bourgogne-Franche-Comté, France

date approved: 2/22/2016

last visited: 8/21/2012

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Salt Pans and Minesles marais salants - Olonne sur Mer,Fr

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Venez visiter les marais salants.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member sara et gege

location: Pays de la Loire, France

date approved: 8/16/2015

last visited: 9/12/2016

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Salt Pans and MinesLes Marais Salants de Guérande - Pays de Loire - France

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Les marais salants de Guérande sont situés sur les communes de Guérande, Batz-sur-Mer, Le Croisic et La Turballe. The Guérande salt marshes are located in the communes of Guérande, Batz-sur-Mer, Le Croisic and La Turballe.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member DD Drix

location: Centre-Val-de-Loire, France

date approved: 5/9/2015

last visited: 8/26/2017

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Salt Pans and MinesSalt Lake Alikes - Tigaki, Kos, Greece

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Production of table salt in this endorheic basin -

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member 4spring

location: Greece

date approved: 1/9/2015

last visited: 10/22/2017

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Salt Pans and MinesSalzbergwerk Berchtesgaden - Bayern, Germany

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Dieses noch aktive Salzbergwerk bietet auch eine schöne Besuchertour an. / This still active salt mine also offers an interesting visitors' tour.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member netdust

location: Bayern, Germany

date approved: 11/25/2014

last visited: 9/23/2016

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Salt Pans and MinesLa mine de sel -Varangéville-Lorraine,France

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Une mine de sel de Lorraine!

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member gemeloj

location: Grand-Est, France

date approved: 10/9/2014

last visited: 4/19/2016

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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: 9/24/2016

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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 Regular Member KaPsTeam

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

date approved: 5/3/2014

last visited: 11/23/2017

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