Yes! Salt is a necessity because it transports nutrients and oxygen through the human body, enabling muscles to move. Every adult’s body contains about 250 grams of salt or three to four salt shakers worth. As the body loses salt through perspiration and in other ways, the salt supply must be replenished.
Salt is mined in an underground halite deposit by undercutting, drilling, and blasting to remove the salt. It is then crushed and screened to the desired size and brought to the surface to be bagged or shipped in bulk to the customer.
Halite is the mineral name for the substance that everyone knows as “salt.” Its chemical name is sodium chloride, and a rock composed primarily of halite is known as “rock salt.”
Rock salt is the common name for the mineral “halite.” It is also known by its chemical name, sodium chloride, and is what is most commonly referred to as “table salt.”
It is typically formed by the evaporation of salty water (such as sea water) which contains dissolved Na+ and Cl- ions. One finds rock salt deposits ringing dry lake beds, inland marginal seas, and enclosed bays and estuaries in arid regions of the world.