solution mining

removal of a soluble mineral by dissolving it and leaching it out, as in the Frasch process. Unabridged
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If the salt is sufficiently thick, salt caverns can be formed through solution mining.
In addition to the aforementioned two salt mining companies, two others recover salt solely via solution mining methods.
Solution mining is used to extract brine or other dissolved chemicals from underground formations.
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