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Originally appearing in Volume V24, Page 94 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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SALT RANGE, a hill system in the Punjab and North-West Frontier Provinces of India, deriving its name from its extensive deposits of rock-salt. The range commences in Jhelum. district in the lofty hill of Chel (3701 ft.), on the right bank of the river Jhelum, traverses Shahpur district, crosses the Indus in Mianwali district, thence a southern branch forms the boundary between Bannu and Dera Ismail Khan until it finally merges in the Waziristan system of mountains. The salt range contains the great mines of Mayo, Warcha and Kalabagh, which yield an inexhaustible supply of salt, and supply the wants of all Northern India. Coal of an inferior quality is also found.
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Hi Dear, I just wanted to make a correction here, Salt Range is in Pakistan but not India. As the name suggests, salt range starts in Khwera and that is where the biggest production of Pink Rock Salt happens. Please make a correction to this, as it seems like you have been mis-fed. Thanks.
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