Salted Mine

Filed under: Rockhound Dictionary — Gary November 8, 2010 @ 9:39 pm

Salted is an interesting rockhound term. It’s used by fellow rockhounds to describe a mine company that “enriches” the earth around/in the mine with gems/minerals that may or may not be native to that mine. Some mine companies tout it as a good thing and if they are up front and honest about what they are doing then it’s alright I believe (so everyone can find a gem/mineral when they go hunting – they payed for it right???).
Although there are other mine companies that do it quietly and tell no one. Is this fair/ethical? You can decide for yourself I guess.

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