Amazing salt mountain in Germany
Monte Kali is located in the east of the German state of Hesse. In fact, this is not a mountain, but a dump of sodium chloride, or ordinary table salt. This is a byproduct from the extraction of potash - potassium oxide. Its mining for one hundred years was the main industrial branch of the region, here is the world's largest potash mine. In the process of extracting potash, a mixture of potash and chloride is produced at the output: for each ton of potash there are several tons of salt.
The mountain began to grow in 1973, today it is more than 200 meters high and in January 2014 covered an area of 93 hectares. Monte Cali contains about 188 million tons of salt. Every hour it increases by 900 tons, and every year by 6.4 million tons.
Locals call Mount Kalimanjaro. By the way, this dump is quite harmful for ecology - salt pollutes the soil, rivers and groundwater of the region.