Salt Deposit on a log from La Sal del Rey
Item — Container: 178
Scope and Contents
One salt deposit on a log from La Sal del Rey. Salt deposit measures roughly 9 inches x 5 inches x 3.5 inches.
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La Sal del Rey, or "the King's Salt," is one of three naturally occurring salt lakes in South Texas. Sitting atop an estimated four million tons of salt, these hypersaline lakes are seven times saltier than the ocean. Throughout history, these natural salt deposits have played a prominent role as a valuable source of salt for Native Americans, Spanish explorers, and western pioneers. Today, the salt lakes are under the protective umbrella of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
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University Librarian's office, in display case.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
La Sal del Rey.
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- Sean Visintainer and Deandra Cavazos
- 2020 January 22
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