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Salt And Brines

( Originally Published Early 1900's )

Brine springs occur in many places in Canada, but the only salt-producing industry of any importance is that of Ontario.

In Manitoba a little salt has at times been produced locally from some springs which occur around the shores of Lake Winnipegosis.

In the Mackenzie River basin similar salt springs have been noted north of Athabaska Lake.

The real salt industry of Canada is located in Ontario, where extensive areas are underlaid by very thick salt-beds, which are exploited by wells from which the brine is pumped. These salt deposits, which are situated along the south-eastern shores of Lake Huron and on the St. Clair River, are practically inexhaustible.

In New Brunswick salt springs have been exploited in the vicinity of Sussex and are yet worked on a small scale for the local market.

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