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TitleSalt, and the Canadian salt industry
LicencePlease note the adoption of the Open Government Licence - Canada supersedes any previous licences.
AuthorCollings, R K
SourceCanada Mines Branch, Information Circular IC 157, 1964, 34 pages (1 sheet), Open Access logo Open Access
PublisherCanada Mines Branch
MapsPublication contains 2 maps
Mediapaper; on-line; digital
File formatpdf
Subjectsindustrial minerals; salt; salt deposits; salt, commodity; mineral occurrences; mineral deposits
Illustrationslocation maps; tables
Released1964 01 01; 2015 04 13
AbstractThis report outlines the origin of the three major types of salt deposits occurring in the world, namely brine deposits, bedded rock salt deposits, and salt domes. Methods currently used to recover salt from these deposits are described in some detail. Sections on the properties and uses of salt, in particular its use for ice control and in soil stabilization, are included. Canadian salt occurrences are listed and developments within the Canadian industry from 1886, the year of the first recorded production, to the present are outlined. Current Canadian operations are described and detailed statistics of production, trade, and consumption for the period 1950 to 1963 are listed. A short section on world production of salt, with production statistics of the main producing countries for 1962, is included. Finally, several of the more recent developments relating to salt processing are noted, and two techniques for upgrading salt, namely the thermal adhesive method and electronic sorting, are described.

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