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ROCK SALT

The Rock Salt found in Pakistan is arguably amongst the best that can be found in the world. The purity levels of these rock salts can go up to 99% with minimum impurities. There are four different types of rock salts, in term of crystals, namely; pink solid crystals, white solid crystals, soft lumps and soft crystalline lumps. The soft crystalline lumps are so soft that one can easily break them down with their hands only, hence the name.

Pakistan is an excellent country for salt production due to the many salt ranges. The ranges stretch from Kalabagh to Jhelum in the province of Punjab. Other than that, the geological surveys of the Pakistan Mineral Development Corporation (PMDC) have stated that there is about 2.65 billion tons of salt is present in the province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa alone. Furthermore, the reserves at Bahadurkhel in Kohat are estimated to be 10.54 billion tons.

These salt ranges are quite underutilized and the production of this salt is not sufficient, keeping in mind the importance of the deposits of this important mineral. Currently, the production estimate for rock salt from all the salt mines comes around to about 1,800,000 tons per year.

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