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HALITE (HIMALAYAN ROCK SALT) - Pakistan

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HALITE (ROCK SALT)
  

Khewra Salt Mine,

Punjab Province, Pakistan

  

Himalayan rock salt is mined from the foothills of the Salt Range mountains in Pakistan. It is 95 per cent sodium chloride and is therefore similar to table salt.

  

It is an important export product for Pakistan as it is used for a number of purposes, most commonly as ‘salt lamps’ and decorative carvings. Its pink or reddish hue is due to impurities.

  

The rock salt comes from a thick layer of late Precambrian to early Cambrian evaporites of the Salt Range Formation and is about 600 million years old.

  

Please note: Halite is very soluble and should be kept as dry as possible.

We have a limited number of these pieces in stock. The photographs are typical examples of what we have.  You will receive the best example from our current stock.

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Size:  4 to 5 centimetres
Weight:  varies

Price per piece

PRICE: £5.00