Salt — No. 5

National Chloride produces 20,000 tons of calcium chloride each year. They sell it to Hill Brothers Chemical Company which processes it into the finished product. It sells for about $270/ton. The Bristol Lake chloride works is one of the largest in the world.

 

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Uses

 

22 percent — deicing

20 percent — road stabilization and dust control

20 percent — industrial processing

17 percent — oil and gas well fluids

12 percent — concrete

05 percent — tire ballast

04 percent — miscellaneous

 

Source: The Innovation Group

 

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Hill Brothers Chemical Company

National Trail Highway

Amboy, CA 92304

(760) 733-4262

 

National Chloride Company of America

National Trail Highway

Amboy, CA 92304

(760) 733-4270

 

This photo is geo-tagged.

 

Bristol Lake, in Cadiz Valley, south of Amboy and the Bristol Mountains

 

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Taken on March 1, 2009