Abraum salts

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Abraum salts is the name given to a mixed deposit of salts, including halite (sodium chloride), carnallite, and kieserite (magnesium sulfate), found in association with rock salt at Aschersleben-Staßfurt in Germany. The term comes from the German Abraum-salze, "salts to be removed."[1]

Abraum, which is red, is used to darken mahogany.[2]


  1. ^  One or more of the preceding sentences incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainChisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Abraum Salts". Encyclopædia Britannica. 1 (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. p. 72.
  2. ^ Dictionary.com Archived April 7, 2011, at the Wayback Machine