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Modern Marvels DVD - Salt Mines

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by dumper, Jan 31, 2006.

  1. dumper

    dumper Junior Member
    Messages: 28

    The television show Modern Marvels (usually on the History Channel) has a show on once in awhile about salt mines.

    Very interesting, it shows the history of salt mining, and alot of film of modern salt mines. Also shows how they make solar salt.

    There was a recent thread about size of salt, they show how they crush, screen and sort different grades of salt.

    It's not scheduled to be on again in the near future, but you can buy the dvd at www.historychannel.com for like $29.99.

    Most of the video is from Cargill, but it is educational, not sales related.

    BTW, I do sell salt (advertise here), but I have nothing to do with the History Channel or the DVD, and have no financial interest in this DVD at all.
  2. PremierLand

    PremierLand PlowSite.com Addict
    from detroit
    Messages: 1,572

  3. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    I think that also was the one where they cut up all the equipment to get it down into the mine never to come back up again.
  4. Jay brown

    Jay brown PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,783

    i saw that show last week. i like the solar mine with the sea salt. i really like the john deere tractor they used to harvest the salt.
  5. MD Power Plow

    MD Power Plow Senior Member
    Messages: 151

    Great show

    I saw the show last week also, If you havent seen it try to catch a rerun on cable well worth the tme.:nod:
  6. Frostysnow

    Frostysnow Senior Member
    from oh
    Messages: 145

    That was one of the most intreguing Moern Marvel that i had seen in a while. It is crazy to think that they are mining under lake erie!!
  7. Sweetpete

    Sweetpete Senior Member
    Messages: 325

    I saw it too. Good old Lake Erie. Coughing up all that Salt. Amazing. That was a cool show. Lots of interesting stuff. Totally blows my mind.
  8. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    Detroit I think is built on salt domes also and there like 40k ft. deep