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salt pan

[′sȯlt ‚pan]
(chemistry)
A pool used for obtaining salt by the natural evaporation of sea water.
(geology)
An undrained, usually small and shallow, natural depression or hollow in which water accumulates and evaporates, leaving a salt deposit.
A shallow lake of brackish water occupying such a depression.
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In even the most inhospitable places-the freezing Antarctic permafrost, Sun-baked salt pans in Tunisia or the corrosively acidic Rio Tinto in Spain-pockets of life can be found.
Bhana, aged 57, retired to the family home in Bachao, a village 30 miles from the salt pans of Kandla.
Arati said they chose the charity because helping children was very close to their hearts, and 100 per cent of the cash raised goes to fund projects run by the charity for up to 100,000 people living in the salt pan villages.
The salt pans were the hottest because they were flat and there was no shade, it was a bit of a shock.
Hesilrige claimed to have sent 40 prisoners to South Shields as indentured servants working on the salt pans and ordered 12 weavers to establish a linen industry to produce goods similar to "Scotch cloth.
Huge amounts of water had to be pumped into the salt beds, the now brine was then pumped out into six and then later 13 giant iron salt pans to let the water evaporate and the salt be extracted.
Clockwise from top: The world's oldest freestanding structures the Ggantija Temples, man at the salt pans and divers at The Inland Sea.
During your week on the holiday there are guided walks along the coast, salt pans and across lava flows as well as a boat trip across to Fuerteventura for a visit to the old capital, Betancuria and a walk to Vega de Rio Palmas.
Dating from Roman times, the salt pans are still in use.
JOHANNESBURG (CyHAN)- Botswana's Okavango Delta and the Makgadikgadi Salt Pans are two ends of a 360-mile round trip zebra migration, the second longest on Earth.
It is the most common visitor to the UAE and can be observed all year round in lagoons, fresh and salt waters of artificial wetlands, even close to human settlements or activities, such as highways, suburbs, industrial areas, salt pans and sewage ponds.
Going further north up the coast, near Marsalforn, the shore becomes divided into salt pans and shallow rock pools where the sea salt crystallises.