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2 Leave a comment on paragraph 2 0 regularly with fresh water by pipes from above requiring four weeks, filled to the roof to soak off the salt accumulations.   The salt settles, the upper strata of fresh water is drawn off to another lake, then the lower strata of brine about 27 percent salt, is carried by wooden tubes down, out, across the river, to the salt works of Hallein where it is boiled out.  The annual yield thus obtained is about 20000 tons, requiring 1.300.000. Cubic ^feet^ of water. Since the active working of the mine began in 1660 the annual yield has reached 60000. tons   but these figures include the rock and “fosil [sic] salt” taken in mining, which percentage I could not ascertain-

3 Leave a comment on paragraph 3 0 Then we were taken into the little show room where were large specimens of the pink salt which we have constantly seen in the walls, and some antiquities, in Roman wooden tools, showing that mining was done here before the use of iron tools by the races preceding the Romans-

4 Leave a comment on paragraph 4 0 It is known that St Rupert 1st Bishop of Salzburg, built this city upon the ruins of the ancient town of Invaria in Ad 582 to reopen the old mines.  In this same cellar room are three red marble monuments in honor of defunct monarchs.   The room is 1500 ft below the surface. Thence we promenade again in the narrow avenue-   There are nine other sets ^of Av’s^ besides ours. Anna begins to be very certain this is a greater task than she bargained for, when we are notified that we, after coming a mile and half are only half way, horrors! but we are further shown that we are to ride out instead

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