There are approximately 150 mineral deposits in the mountains of Tibet. They come from a variety of sources. Some come from volcanoes, others from mining, while others are gathered from lakes, rivers and fields. A variety of them can be differentiated based on the various methods of extraction.
The most common mineral deposits are feldspar deposits and gypsum. There are also living and shale deposits. They come as a form of fine-grained powder, which is harvested by using dry mills and centrifuges.
Himalayan pink salt, which is mined from the hills of Tibet, is one of the most popularly used forms of natural minerals. Himalayan salt comes in three different forms: standard, granular and liquid. Since the Himalayan region is a naturally high altitudes location, mineral deposits and mountains abound and are not found in the surrounding areas. The unique ways of extracting the minerals used for the production of Himalayan salt is what allows it to be so valuable and sought after.
It is usually called the new metal due to its durability and resistance to corrosion. It has a very high melting point and uses high heat and pressures to melt the minerals. It also requires low vacuum levels.
When Himalayan salt is mined, it is mined at extremely high altitudes. High temperatures and strong winds cause severe damage to machinery and equipment. The processes used to clean the minerals off of the machines and machinery are also hazardous.
The temperatures required to process the minerals can reach over 4,500 degrees Fahrenheit and it is recommended that the machines are operated at such high temperatures as temperatures can be dangerous if the machinery is not adequately heated. This results in a variety of damages.
Since it is a new metal, there is a potential risk of it being weakened over time. This is especially true since the manufacturing process is extremely delicate. Any defects can lead to destruction of the mineral deposit and could result in the death of the miner.
The molten salt is then filtered by drying beds. The result is the state-of-the-art technology used in the mining of Himalayan salt. A large amount of the process is controlled by a computer and has been shown to increase productivity in processing equipment.
The benefits of this new technology have been determined to be significant. The minerals produced by the machines are softer than the original, pure product of the miners.
The process of creating the purer salt also results in a stronger, more durable product. Since the minerals are purified, they produce a less sticky and richer salt. It is easier to clean, absorb less water and retain its properties better over time.
The initial costs of the machines used in the production of Himalayan salt are high, but over time, the production costs of the machine has dropped significantly. The main reason for this is because the mineral deposits now found in the Himalayas are much more mineral rich than before.
In addition to its natural qualities, Himalayan salt also has medicinal and therapeutic qualities. It can be used for medicinal purposes, but in small quantities. It can also be mixed with other minerals to make a perfect mixture.