Pink Himalayan Salt is found on the foothills of the Himalayan Mountains in Northeast Pakistan which stretches across approximately 186 miles from the Jhelum River to the Indus River.

In 1827, a British engineer had established an excavation model known as “Room and Pillar” which gave rise to modern mining and increased harvesting. This method supports safety of the mines. Only 50% of the salt in each “room” within the mine is harvested. The remaining 50% is left as pillars to support the structure of the rooms and mountains.

The most common method of extracting Himalayan salt is blast mining. In blast mining, holes are drilled and then charged with explosives to blast the rock. The resulting rock salt is then crushed to pieces by machines.

This method of mining is safe for miners who are not only informed to take cover before the blast occurs but pillars of salt are left behind to prevent the salt roof from collapsing.