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KULP

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Originally appearing in Volume V15, Page 944 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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KULP, a town of Russian Transcaucasia, in the government of Erivan, 6o m. W.S.W. from the town of Erivan and 2 M. S. of the Aras river. Pop. (1897), 3074. Close by is the Kulp salt mountain, about I000 ft. high, consisting of beds of clay intermingled with thick deposits of rock salt, which has been worked from time immemorial. Regular galleries are cut in the transparent, horizontal salt layers, from which cubes of about 70 lb weight are extracted, to the amount of 27,500 tons every year.
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