Himalayan Pink Salt is mostly mined in the Khewra Salt Mine in the Punjab region of Pakistan. The following below is a brief history of the Khewra Salt Mine and its discovery.
In 2005, the Khewra Asthma Clinic is built. Then in 2010, the Khewra Salt Mines Tourist Resort is renovated.
The Khewra Salt Mine is found when horses of Alexander the Great licked out salt crops.
In 1856, a road was constructed between P.D. Khan and Khewra. In 1872, Dr. Warth laid out a tunnel at the main level. Then in 1886, a railway bridge was constructed over the Jhelum River.
The Khewra Salt Mine is first taken over by the Mughals from the Sikhs in 1809, then the British take control in 1849.
High Salt Production
Between 1889 and 1890, the total salt production crossed 50,000 metric tons.
In 1902, a hospital was built for the miners and workers of the Khewra Salt Mine.
In 1918, the mine began to use steam engines to haul salt. Between 1924 and 1925, a power house was set, and 500 HP were installed. In 1932, chain cutter machines were brought in, and an automatic loading plant was installed in 1933. In 1998, the mining tub system was replaced with a tractor trolley system.
In 2002, the Khewra Salt Mines Tourist Resort is built. Then, in 2003, it is inaugurated.
Himalayan Pink Salt
Construction of Roads