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Salt, a valuable resource

Salt is a valuable raw material and can also be used as a building material for underground structures such as caverns or mines. Due to its material properties, salt occupies a special position among rocks. Different salt deposits have much in common regarding their basic properties, but the important details vary from site to site.

Whether rock salt, potash salts, trona or other mineral raw materials: The experienced geoscientists of DEEP.KBB know the chemical and physical characteristics of different salts as well as the processes of their deposition and deformation. They analyse and interpret sample material and data that provides information about geological conditions underground. In our own laboratory many geochemical and petrographical questions can be answered.

Solegewinnung Salzgeologie

Supported by modern 3D modelling software, interpretations of complex geological contexts are developed and made visible. The knowledge of the nature and internal structure of a deposit enables optimal spots for salt extraction to be determined or locations for caverns to be identified. Our scientists are in constant contact with international experts in the field and always work according to the state of the art in science and technology.