Mike Rowe's new show 'How America Works' comes to Carlsbad, features salt industry

12 Nov 2021


Carlsbad produces a lot of salt.

Known for extraction of minerals like potash and crude oil, the Cavern City is also the source of much of the salt the nation uses to prevent icy roads in other, colder parts of the U.S.

A study from the New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions ranked New Mexico 11th in the nation for salt production. And Eddy County was listed as the state’s top producer of the mineral for an array of uses like salting margaritas and melting ice off sidewalks.

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