The Stassfurt Industry (Classic Reprint)

January 9, 2019|
The Stassfurt Industry (Classic Reprint) by German Kali Works
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Excerpt from The Stassfurt Industry

The Stassfurt salt and potash beds were formed (or deposited) in ancient, geologic times. Long before history began, these minerals were laid in place by the evaporation of sea water confined in lakes, which, somewhat like the Dead Sea and Baikal Lakes, were without outlet. These were connected, however, with the ocean by channels, or dinarily dry, but through which the sea water was forced at times by great storms and tides. In thls way fresh sup plies Of salt were received into these lakes, and as the cli mate of Europe was tropical during this formative period, the surface evaporation of the water was exceedingly rapid. As the water levels Of these lakes thus sank, fresh supplies washed in from the sea, holding in solution then, as now, many salts. Evaporation carries off only pure water, so, in course of time, as more salts Were entering the lakes and none going out, the water became saturated with salts until those least soluble in water began to separate from the more soluble ones and deposit themselves in more or less uniform strata. By such continued evaporation and ever increasing concentration, immense layers of rock salt and anhydrite (sulphate of lime)' were formed.

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Title:The Stassfurt Industry (Classic Reprint)
Product dimensions:68 pages, 9 X 6 X 0.25 in
Shipping dimensions:68 pages, 9 X 6 X 0.25 in
Published:January 9, 2019
Publisher:FB&C Ltd
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780666216724

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