Solution Mining of Soluble Salts - Its Scope and Its Future
This paper delineates the scope of the developments which have taken place in expanding the utilization of the soluble salt provinces. The location, geology, extractive technology, as well as the growth of uses are reviewed. An expanding recent growth has been in the use of solution cavities for storing hydrocarbons. The development of the technology to obtain and operate these storage cavities as well as the deve3lopment of the methodology for solution mining of the soluble salts are discussed.