Salt main content.


Part of Hall of Planet Earth.

Salt AMNH/R.Mickens

Exhibition Text

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

For Educators

Topic: Earth Sciences

Subtopic: Minerals and Resources

Keywords: Salt, Minerals, Mineralogy

Audience: General