Rock salt quarry, Spain, 19th century

Rock salt quarry, Spain, 19th century

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Caption: Rock salt quarry. Historical artwork of an open rock salt mine in Cardone, Spain. Rock salt, also known as halite, is found in beds of sedimentary minerals that have formed from the drying up of enclosed salt lakes and seas. Engraving from "Grands Hommes et Grands Faits de l'Industrie" (1880).

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