Masazirgol

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Masazirgol
LocationQaradağ raion, Azerbaijan
TypeEndorheic lake
Basin countriesAzerbaijan
Surface area10 km2 (3.9 sq mi)
Lakes Masazır Gölü and Mirzələdi Gölü in Baku, Azerbaijan seen from a plane over Caspian Sea.

Masazirgol (Azerbaijani: Masazır gölü), or Masazir Lake is a salty lake of in Qaradag raion, near Baku, Azerbaijan.

The overall area of the lake is 10 km2.[1] Large volumes of chloride and sulphate are concentrated in ion composition of the water.[2] A new salt making plant was built in 2010 for production of 2 Azeri brands of salt. The estimated amount of recoverable salt is 1,735 million tons. It is available in liquid (water) and clay forms.

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Beginning from 1813, salt is taken from the lake. The salt is taken from surface as a salt layer or from water as tincture. A new salt making plant was built in 2010 for production of 2 Azeri brands of salt. First, the collected salt is sent off to be refined. The estimated amount of recoverable salt is 1,735 million tons. Masazir Salt Refinery is built near the lake.

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