HOME Mineral Locations Khewra, Pakistan
Facebook Fossiel.net In English In het Nederlands


Contribute knowledge and information to Fossiel.net!
How can I help?

Most Popular Mineral Locations

Mineral Photo



>> View All Locations

Do you have additional info or corrections? REPORT
Added in: january 2014
Last Modified in: january 2014

Location description:

In Khewra is a large underground salt mine where rock salt, or Halite is mined. In addition to industrial applications, the salt are also sold to collectors as Himalayan salt. Also, this salt is often used for so-called salt lamps. Often the rock salt in the mineral trade writes Lahore as the location of origin, because the salt is traded there. The correct reference this salt is usually Khewra.

The salt was
already discovered at this place in the time of Alexander the Great around 320 BC. Since then salt in the area has been mined. Currently, in a large-scale underground mine. The mine is also an attraction for tourists. You can visit the mine and there are exhibitions.

Do you have (more) photographs of this location? Please send your photographs using the Mineral Location Photo form!


Khewra is located at the foot of the Himalayas in the state of Punjab in northern Pakistan.

Drag the map and zoom in or out for the best view of this locality.


Halite (rock salt).

Other locations in the area
No locations were found in the region. Do you know a new location? Please report Here.

More Information needed?

The Forum at this site contains a lot of information about locations and finds. Search the Forum to find recent messages about this location!

Collecting Code

Everybody using the collecting location descriptions from this site has to respect the Collecting Code!