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Mineral resource of the month: salt

January 1, 2013

The article presents information on various types of salt. Rock salt is either found from underground halite deposits or near the surface. Other types of salt include solar salt, salt brine, and vacuum pan salt. The different uses of salt are also given including its use as a flavor enhancer, as a road deicing agent, and to manufacture sodium hydroxide.

Citation Information

Publication Year 2010
Title Mineral resource of the month: salt
DOI
Authors Dennis S. Kostick
Publication Type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Series Title Earth
Series Number
Index ID 70044819
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization National Minerals Information Center