Sabkha Maradah, Libya

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The sabkha (chott) occurs in a zone of shallow groundwater related to the underlying regional anticlinal structure. It is located at the downslope end of a number of oasis springs.

More saline portions of the saltflat did produce small volumes (~21,000 tonnes) of KCl from brine pits dug in 1939, and there is a published reserve for a 15-square km area within the sabkha (chott) of 1.6 million tonnes of KCl.

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