Browsing downloads in "Mineral Profiles "
This series presents essential, up-to-date, background information on individual mineral commodities for a non-specialist audience. Each profile provides an overview of the global industry for the individual commodity, with emphasis placed on the British perspective. The profiles vary in length considerably, roughly in accordance with their economic importance to Britain today.
Rock salt: an essential mineral keeps the country moving
Learn more about rock salt. The 'grit' which keeps our road network moving in ice and snow is rock salt (which is made of the mineral halite, sodium chloride).