An Unexpected Salt Mine Is Hiding Underground In This Lake In Ohio

Most people have no idea there’s a whole other world lurking beneath Whiskey Island in northeast Ohio. About 1,800 ft. below Lake Erie just offshore of Cleveland is Cargill’s Salt Mine—and it truly looks like another planet. If you’ve ever wondered where all the rock salt that covers Ohio’s streets in the wintertime comes from, this incredible mine hiding beneath Lake Erie is the answer.

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To get a closer look at the salt mine, check out the short video below:

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