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solution mining

noun
1.
removal of a soluble mineral by dissolving it and leaching it out, as in the Frasch process.
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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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