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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)
  • Please, only one waymark for each site and no waymarks closer to each other by less than 160 meters.
  • Upload at least one picture of the site and provide coordinates taken on the spot, preferably with a handheld GPSr device.
  • Provide all the information you can gather about the place: History, production, area, owner, accessibility, etc.
  • 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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To log your visit, please describe your experience while accessing the place and upload at least an original picture taken on the location. Any additional information you may be able to gather about the place will be highly appreciated.
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Salt Pans and MinesMarais Salant - Loix, Nouvelle Aquitaine, France

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near the road in the salt pan proche de la Route dans le marais salant.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member sara et gege

location: Nouvelle-Aquitaine, France

date approved: 6/26/2019

last visited: 3/21/2020

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NWNW29 km

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Salt Pans and MinesLes marais salants de la Guittière - Talmont Saint Hilaire - France

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Aujourd'hui quelques sauniers entretiennent encore les bassins et œillets pour récolter un sel très blanc grâce à un procédé unique de lavage. D'une grande richesse biologique cet espace est l'hôte de nombreuses espèces d'oiseaux.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Alfouine

location: Pays de la Loire, France

date approved: 5/9/2021

last visited: 10/3/2021

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SESE43.6 km

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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: Nouvelle-Aquitaine, France

date approved: 12/5/2013

last visited: 5/5/2014

Image for les marais salants - Olonne sur Mer,Frview gallery

NWNW45.4 km

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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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NWNW94.3 km

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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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NWNW104.9 km

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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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NWNW141.8 km

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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: 6/20/2021

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NWNW143.4 km

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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 Regular Member DD Drix

location: Centre-Val-de-Loire, France

date approved: 5/9/2015

last visited: 6/20/2021

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