The Chaplin Sodium Sulphate Plant, Sask.

CIM Bulletin, 1949


THE world's largest known deposits of natural sodium sulphate (Glauber salt) , generally termed 'alkali ' throughout western Canada, are located in the Province of Saskatchewan : reserves are estimated to exceed 200,000,000 tons. These are surface deposits resulting from the recent or present-day natural evaporation of brines, in which respect they are similar to those occurring in certain other parts of the world, as in semi-arid sections of the United States, Russia, Germany and Austria.