Gozo salt pans

Gozo salt pans

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Caption: Gozo salt pans, Qbaijar, Malta. Artificial pools excavated in limestone rock along an island shore. Seawater becomes trapped in the pools and evaporates, leaving deposits of salt. The salt is harvested by local people and sold. Salt has been harvested in this way on Gozo for thousands of years.

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