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 Post subject: A place to visit in the Jura : Salins-les Bains
PostPosted: Sun Jun 28, 2009 3:44 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: A place to visit in the Jura : Salins-les Bains
PostPosted: Sun Jun 28, 2009 4:17 pm 
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A fascinating place - you just wouldn't expect very old salt mines bang in the middle of Europe - about 1000km from the sea. We live on the old salt route from Salins to Prussia - it was such an important and precious resource.

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 Post subject: Re: A place to visit in the Jura : Salins-les Bains
PostPosted: Sun Jun 28, 2009 5:03 pm 
Swissie wrote:
A fascinating place - you just wouldn't expect very old salt mines bang in the middle of Europe - about 1000km from the sea. We live on the old salt route from Salins to Prussia - it was such an important and precious resource.


In fact the expoitation of Upper Triassic rock salt/halites and other evaporites has been common in the last millenium.
The expoitation you quote is of limited interest as the salt is obtained from springs and no underground mining is involved.
In fact not much more than a few 19th century industrial buildings and certainly not worthy of Unesco Heritage listing; more the result of politics, publicity.
In fact in my opinion the most interesting and worthiest salt expoitation qualifying for Heritage listing is indubitably the Wieliczka deposits near Kracovie in Poland.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wieliczka_Salt_Mine


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 Post subject: Re: A place to visit in the Jura : Salins-les Bains
PostPosted: Sun Jun 28, 2009 7:34 pm 
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WOW it does look very interesting- and yes, much more grandiose. I wasn't talking politics though, or Unesco. I still feeel that it is very much worth the visit if you are in the area. And for something different come to my little bit of the world and visit the Asphalt mines in Travers - many of London street were asphalted with Val-de-Travers asphalt.

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 Post subject: Re: A place to visit in the Jura : Salins-les Bains
PostPosted: Sun Jun 28, 2009 11:25 pm 
Just "binged" it.
Interesting topic, a complete novelty.


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 Post subject: Re: A place to visit in the Jura : Salins-les Bains
PostPosted: Mon Jun 29, 2009 8:46 am 
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hi- what does 'binged it' mean? (sorry English not my main language) -

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 Post subject: Re: A place to visit in the Jura : Salins-les Bains
PostPosted: Mon Jun 29, 2009 1:44 pm 
Swissie wrote:
hi- what does 'binged it' mean? (sorry English not my main language) -


http://www.bing.com/
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 Post subject: Re: A place to visit in the Jura : Salins-les Bains
PostPosted: Mon Jun 29, 2009 4:16 pm 
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learn something new every day ... thanks.

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