SALT RESOURCES OF PAKISTAN
There are three kinds of salt available in Pakistan:-
Sea Salt (Solar Salt)
Sea salt is produced through solar evaporation of sea water
and is the smallest source of salt in Pakistan. The sea salt production
is carried on here at 7 different factories with a total daily
production of well above 1100 tons or 330000 tons per year.
average rainfall is very very low and thus solar salt
production enjoys a very very conducive weather
condition almost all over the year.
Rock salt found in Pakistan is without any doubt the best in the world .The purity of the best quality of rock salt found is above 99% and the levels of impurities are also very very low.
The quality of Rock salt as far as crystals is concerned can be found here of four different types including pink, and white solid crystal and the other two available are soft lump and soft crystalline lump. The soft crystalline lump is so soft that it can be very easily broken down to tiny crystals by ones own hands.
Pakistan is known for its famous salt range stretching from Kalabagh to Jhelum covering the districts of Mianwali, Chakwal and Jhelum in the Province of Punjab. In the Province of NWFP Geological surveys of the PMDC Pakistan Mineral Development Corporation have determined the existence of 2.65 billion tons alone in this area only. Reserves at Bahadurkhel in Kohat are estimated to be 10.54 billion tons.
The overall scenario here at the salt range mining site is that it is very very under utilized and the production here is too small keeping in view the deposits of this most important mineral.
The total production estimates of all the mines of Pakistan is estimated at around 1800000 tons anually.
is one of the very few countries which has been bestowed
with all the three types of available salt in the world.
Lake salt of Pakistan is excellent in quality and the
quantity available is as much as you want . Previouslly
it used to be a problem extracting deep from the deserts
of Sind but now with the excellent road network the
capacities are increasing by the day.
There are three different sites from
where lake salt is being extracted at the moment. First
In the district of MirPurkhas there is a small town by
the name of KHIPRO and thus salt extracted from here is
known as KHIPRO salt. The second site is in the district
of Badin and the salt extracted from this region is
known as BADIN salt. The third site is in the region of
Mithi district Tharparker The quality of all these
region is very good rather excellent but keeps on
fluctuating a little with the change of weather. Overall
salt of a purity of 98% + is usually attainable
throughout the year.