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  • The forests here extend hundreds of miles to the stunning opal rock-salt pools of Jiuzhaigou.

    When a Billion Chinese Jump

  • Thus, the Muntanya de Sal rock-salt mines, beginning operations about 4000 BC, precisely compliment this picture.

    Prozac Nation, 4000 B.C.

  • Muntanya de Sal is the earliest-known rock-salt mine in Europe, and a lasting testament to the ancient hunger for salt.

    Prozac Nation, 4000 B.C.

  • To test the matter I constructed two enclosures of dead black cardboard, one covered with a glass plate, the other with a plate of rock-salt of equal thickness.

    Archive 2009-12-01

  • If convection heats up the glass to the temperature of the black cardboard, then the glass emits as much IR as the black cardboard, and from an IR transfer point of view, it has as much effect as the rock-salt.

    Eli Rabett and RW Wood

  • From what we know about the distribution of energy in the spectrum of the radiation emitted by a body at 55 o, it is clear that the rock-salt plate is capable of transmitting practically all of it, while the glass plate stops it entirely.

    Eli Rabett and RW Wood

  • So without the glass, or with a rock-salt cover instead of glass, the net radiation upwards is F.

    Eli Rabett and RW Wood

  • Soaring rock-salt prices are prompting communities across the U.S. to try novel alternatives for clearing snow and ice, including molasses, garlic salt and a rum-production byproduct that smells like soy sauce.

    As Salt Prices Rise, Frozen Towns Reach for Molasses

  • K+S shares fell 5.1% after the U. K.'s Daily Telegraph newspaper reported the firm is considering a $2.4 billion cash bid for Compass Minerals, which operates Britain's largest rock-salt mine.

    Slide sends stocks to level

  • The company is one of many competing in the freewheeling market for rock-salt alternatives, which ranges from small vendors like Road Solutions Inc. of Indianapolis to giants like Cargill Inc. in Minneapolis.

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