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    • Salt beds form in sedimentary basins where water collects and evaporates. The amount of salt dissolved in the water slowly builds until salt crystals eventually precipitate on the bottom of the basin.

      Provided by Cayuga Mines, Lansing, New York

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  • For Educators

    • Topic: Earth Sciences

      Subtopic: Minerals and Resources

      Keywords: Salt, Minerals, Mineralogy

      Audience: General

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