Khewra Salt Mines

Situated at the foothills of the Salt Range, Khewra Salt Mines are the oldest in the salt mining history of the sub-continent. Salt occurs in the form of an irregular dome like structure. There are seven thick salt seams with cumulative thickness of about 150 meters. At places rock salt is 99% pure. Salt is transparent, white, pink, reddish to beef-color red. In certain horizons it is crystalline. Inside the mine there are beautiful alternate bands of red and white color salt. There are 18 working levels. Cumulative length of all drivages is more than 40 km.

Location 160km south of Islamabad
Leased area 3,398.53 acres 3,398.53 acres
Geological Horizon Pre-Cambrian
Purity of salt Average 98%
Shades of salt White, Pink and Red
Mining method Room and Pillar
Total Resources Over one Billion
Production 347,027 tons (2019-20)
Sales 331,800 tons (2019-20)

Rana. Tanvir Ashraf
Project Manager,
Khewra Salt Mines
Khewra, Distt. Jhelum
0302-8159627 (Mob.)