EGYPT ROCK SALT
EGYPT ROCK SALT is a wealth of gold equivalent in importance. The amount of rock salt in Egypt is estimated at 15 billion tons, which may double in the coming years, especially since it is the purest salt in the world..
Egypt’s salt exports reached 500 million pounds in 2011, but this figure may double eight times in the coming years to reach LE 4 billion. Egypt’s salt will become white gold, which will revive the hopes of the Egyptian mining sector in the presence of a new development locomotive
A salty fortune
The first meeting of the Export Council of Egyptian Mining Industries, which was set up in September, revealed the existence of a huge wealth of natural rock salt in Qatara and Siwa, exceeding 15 billion tons, which ranks Egypt among the top ten in the global salt industry.
Egypt’s exports of salt could double eight times to four billion pounds, instead of half a billion pounds now, if exported as raw salt. This figure is doubly high if salt ore is used in various industrial activities, thus opening the door to development prospects, to create thousands of jobs in Egypt
The Geological Survey has considered these discoveries to be an important addition to the Egyptian mining sector, especially since the raw materials discovered in Qatara and Siwa are among the purest natural salt in the world and can be used directly in industry without purification. Its quality exceeds European standards, as proved by tests conducted by the Mineral Resources
Egypt “was producing four million tons out of 300 tons produced by the whole world, and this quantity will double in the future, and Egypt can be one of the top ten in the salt industry.” Dardir pointed out that the Export Council of Mining Industries is considering the export of salt in both rock and oreani, in terms of crude ore. The billions can be achieved by exporting or using it in different industries, as it enters about 50 other industries