Introduction About

Introduction Benefits of Himalayan Salt Lamps Salt Products

Welcome to Alfa Salt, a subsidiary of Alfa Enterprises (an ISO certified company), based in the heart of Punjab (i.e. Lahore) Pakistan. We are a leading exporter of Salt items and our all salt products are being originated from deep mines of KHEWRA SALT MINES.

The Khewra Salt Mine (or Mayo Salt Mine) is located in Khewra, north of Pind Dadan Khan, an administrative subdivision ofJhelum District, Punjab Region, Pakistan, which rises from the Indo-Gangetic Plain. It is Pakistan's largest and oldest salt mine and the world's second largest. Khewra Salt Mines consist of 17 storeys (5 upper, 6 grounds, and 11 Lower the ground). Estimates of the reserves of salt in the mine vary from 82 million tons to 600 million tons

In raw form it contains negligible amounts of Calcium, Magnesium, Potassium, Sulfates and moisture, with Iron, Zinc, Copper, Manganese, Chromium and Lead as trace elements. Salt from Khewra, also known as Himalayan salt, is red, pink, off-white or transparent.

Himalayan salt is Pakistan's best known rock salt. It is used for cooking, as bath salt and as a raw material for many industries, including a soda ash industry. Salt from Khewra mine is also used to make decorative items like lamps, vases, ashtrays and statues which are exported to the United States, India, CHINA and many European countries.The use of rock salt to make artistic and decorative items started during the Mughal era, when many craftsman made tableware and decorations from it. Warth introduced the use of a lathe to cut out art pieces from the rock salt, as he found it similar to gypsum in physical characteristics.