Thursday, May 19, 2011

Salty Port Hedland

From Karijini National Park, we returned to the coast at Port Hedland.  This is a major shipping port for iron ore which is mined in the surrounding Pilbara region.

There is also a salt production facility with a gigantic pile of gleaming white salt.  (Everything else in the area is a dark red color from the soil!)  This facility uses a complex of evaporation pools to concentrate seawater into table salt.

Now I just need some chips (french fries)!

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