Talk:Salt mining

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Missing mines... ?[edit]

xpost the same note (in context) here

file under something ought to be mentioned about...
I was checking against because I seem to recall... seeing a documentary (Probably the Science Channel or National Geographic) which featured large (thousands of meters thick deposits that are now) Salt Caverns (complete with Cathedral's, chapels, fancy statues and similar art works developed over the many years of mining) under the Mediterranean Sea off Sicily -- one's probably laid down during the Messinian Salinity Crisis. (Note the name tie to the Strait of Messina.) // (talk) 19:09, 28 April 2009 (UTC)

Salary coming from salt?[edit]

This page includes a quote that the word salary comes from salt. But History of salt#Antiquity and Middle Ages says that this is a misconception. -- (talk) 23:49, 29 March 2010 (UTC)

From etymology online:

salary (n.) Look up salary at late 14c., from Anglo-Fr. salarie (late 13c.), O.Fr. salarie, from L. salarium "salary, stipend," originally "soldier's allowance for the purchase of salt," from neut. of adj. salarius "pertaining to salt," from sal (gen. salis) "salt" (see salt). Japanese sarariman "male salaried worker," lit. "salary-man," is from English. The verb meaning "to pay a regular salary to" is attested from late 15c. (talk) 02:51, 11 December 2010 (UTC)

Current salt mines[edit]

Last night on SBS one television Sydney at 8:30pm was a documentary The Hottest Place on Earth which I ddn't watch but of which I caught glimpses. I think it was describing a current, traditional salt mine still working in the Danakil region in Ethiopia.

Whatever it was about, it looked like something that belongs in this article. Andrewa (talk) 20:35, 14 May 2010 (UTC)

Most salt mines in the US are mined by solution mining, where water is pumped down a borehole and the dissolved salt is brought to the ground surface and then either evaporated by a heat source or used directly as a chemical feedstock. Check into the Solution Mining Research Institute. I am twenty years or more out of date on this. Perhaps someone from there could provide some materials. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Tony Cooley (talkcontribs) 20:51, 20 December 2013 (UTC)


No mention of the salt mines in the Sahara desert ? Source of wealth for the mediterranean countries two centuries ago. Wizzy 12:09, 7 May 2012 (UTC)