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Khewra Salt Mines, Pakistan

The Khewra Salt Mine is located in Khewra, near Pind Dadan Khan, an administrative subdivision of Jhelum District, Punjab, Pakistan. It is Pakistan's largest and oldest salt mine and the world's second largest.It is a major tourist attraction, drawing up to 250,000 visitors a year.

Its history dates back to its discovery by Alexander's troops in 320 BC, but it started trading in the Mughal era.The main tunnel at ground level was developed by Dr. H. Warth, a mining engineer, in 1872, during British rule. After partition the Pakistan Mineral Development Corporation took over the mine, which still remains the largest source of salt in the country, producing more than 350,000 tons per annum of about 99% pure halite.Estimates of the reserves of salt in the mine vary from 82 million tons to 600 million tons.

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