Salt is gold Egypt in the coming years
Egypt has a wealth of natural rock salt in Qatara low and Siwa Oasis.
Qatara salines can be divided into 580 saline , each of 9 square kilometers.
The Qattara Depression, located in the north-western region of Egypt, lies 133 meters below sea level. The area is comprised of salt pans, salt marshes and sand dunes. The salt marshes cover an area of about 300 square kilometers. The depression came to exist under the forces of salt weathering and wind erosion.
The Qattara Depression salt, in its natural state, is indeed of the highest level of purity. The following table compares the purity level of Qattara salts to the famed Himalayan Salts of the Khewra mines in Pakistan:
Untreated Qattara Salt MinesQattara Salt after Initial Wash
(Hand-Washed and Sun-dried)
Egypt has a variety of lakes, especially in Siwa, where it contains lakes that contain salt High up to about five times the salt water in the sea Siwa has a white gold oasis.
Lake Zaytoun is located east of Siwa with an area of 5760 acres and Lake Agurmi in the northeast of the oasis.
The area is 960 feddans and the Siwa Lake west of Shali city is approximately 3600 acres.
the lake of Al-Maraqi west of Al-Waha in the area of Bahi al-Din and an area of about 700 acres.
There are 9 other lakes rich in salt with a total area estimated at 55 thousand acres at a depth of 15 meters below the surface of the lake.
estimated the amount of salt in these nine lakes by about 60 million tons.
The color of the blue sky and the white cloud merge with the color of the blue water and the white precipitated salt, where it lies on its shores and inside layers of white salt that looks like ice