Panning for (white) gold

Mom, what are those silvery sand piles?

Those are salt mounds. Those squares of small fields are salt pans.

Where does the salt come from?

What do you see there?

The sea.

Well, it comes in through this canal and salt water gets trapped in those pans. Sun causes evaporation to produce salt, which is racked into those piles.

They look dirty!

It’s cleaned before being sold as rock salt.

Do we use it at home?

Of course. Rock salt is organic.

Just remembering.


We are called to be the salt of the earth!

*Friday Fictioneers is talented group of enthusiasts penning down a story, a poem, a prose, etc., expressing their heart about a photo prompt Β© Russel Gayer

19 thoughts on “Panning for (white) gold

  1. My roommates used to call me crazy when I would eat salted butter rice for days. I was pretty poor but salt definitely made my life bearable. So I guess I owe a lot to Sodium Chloride haha. Great story! Really interesting concept, I never really think about where I get all the salt I eat.


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