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North Carolina/Virginia/Southeast salt?

hippiebiologist May 12, 2012 11:25 AM

I'm not sure of the terminology (which is probably why my google search has been fruitless), but I'm wondering if anybody knows if there are any North Carolina (or even Virginia, or Southeast) sea salt... mines/brines/companies? Basically - is there anywhere on the NC/NC-ish coast that produces sea salt? So far the closest I've been able to find is the Maine Sea Salt Co. Most of what's popping up is the Celtic Sea Salt Co.'s base in NC, but the actual salt is from Europe.

  1. 1POINT21GW May 13, 2012 12:47 AM

    Just curious as to why you're interested.

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    1. re: 1POINT21GW
      hippiebiologist May 13, 2012 08:36 PM

      I'm researching how much of my food/spices I can get somewhat locally just out of curiosity.

    2. meatn3 May 12, 2012 07:28 PM

      The only one I'm aware of is the United Salt Corporation facility in Saltville, Va. The first salt mine in the U.S. was established there. The salt works made it very important in the Civil War.

      This link is quite interesting if you want learn more:

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