The Himalayas abound with salt deposits, charaterized visibly by their pink coloration. An interesting article online gives the amounts of eighty-eight (88) elements in one sample. The pink color of the salt is the result of a (relatively) high concentration of iron, 38.9 ppm (parts per million).
The Samudra or Tidal Confluence
Cyclic Catastrophism provides the interesting origin of Himalayan salt with its rich elemental variety. During the period 3717 to 687 BC the living planet Mars spent one hundred periods of 14.4 years each, over Mt. Kailas, the gravitational focus of the Himalayas. In this geostationary orbit only 33,500 km above the Earth, the gravitational effect of Mars on the Earth resulted in the formation of an enormous tidal bulge formed by ocean waters from the Indian, Pacific, Mediterranean and Red Seas flooding across land and collecting up to 5,000 m in the Himalayan forelands (Mt. Kailas, Lake Manasarovar). These 14.4-year confluences of sea water allowed the Aryan people, who lived in what is now the land-bound Punjab, to be a seafaring people, since the tidal bulge extended to their shores. This “confluence” was called the samudra in the Rg Veda, a word (of many) whose meaning is not understood to this day. Thus the oceans of the Earth contributed to the Himalayan salt, but only up to an altitude of 5,000 ft., just short of Mt. Kailas. Its highest level is marked by the Siwalik deposits, imagined in modern geology to be some 18 Ma (million years old).
Deluges of Heavenly Waters
During the same 14.4-year periods, Mars was subjected to great interior convulsions when the Moon passed directly behind it, i.e. through alignments, which, over a total of 3,000 years blasted all of its ancient oceans, atmosphere, crustal and interior rocks, biosphere and fauna to the Earth. Because of its geostationary orbital position, vast deluges of its salty oceans, called heavenly oceans (apas or Purisha) in the Rg Veda, fell in the Himalayan area. Geologists call these unexplained waters the Tethys Sea). Because of the enormous volcanic activity on Mars rocks and dust from every part of the planet was blasted to the Earth and became mixed with the ocean water. Since the Himalayas were the focus of these “patas” or falls, the richest variety of elements from all parts of Mars are concentrated there. Since the deluges occurred during the 14.4-year encounters and then ceased for 15.6 years, while Mars orbited the Sun, the lakes that had formed in the Himalayan area, the largest of which was the Tarim Basin, alternately flooded then dried up and evaporated leaving layered salt deposits, enriched by the elements blasted from all over the planet Mars. Two thirds of the Tarim Basin are covered with salt deposits. This basin, as large as the state of Texas, and many smaller ones, were lakes up to about 2,500 years ago, as attested by the stories and thanka (paintings) in old Buddhist monasterys, which geologists claim must have happened 25,000 years ago.
The Recent Origin of Our World
This all occurred between 3717 and 687 BC. In fact, as explained in the many posts on this site, the entire world we know today was formed by the resources, including our flora and fauna, which came from Mars during that short period. Geologists, fooled by changes in the geomagnetic field (chrons) during these encounters and by the ages determined from more ancient rock fragments from Mars, which cover the Earth, believe all these changes took place over a period of 66 million years, called the Cenezoic Era. So when you sprinkle Himalayan salt on your food, be reminded that not only the salt, but the great variety of foods you are enjoying also originated from Mars in the last 6,000 years.