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Can I Visit the Real Salt Mine?

Yes, we love to show people the saltiest place on earth we offer a limited number of tours and there are some restrictions and safety rules you need to know before you sign up..

Thanks for your interest in our mine! We think it’s a really cool place and love to share it. 

We have a limited number of mine tours for safety and logistical reasons (we don’t want to interfere with our mine team’s important work!), but we do offer a public tour about once a month. The dates are usually (but not always) posted two months in advance and you can only sign up through an online form. Spots are filled on a “first-come-first-served” basis, so if you don’t see a date for the current or upcoming month, it means the tour for that month is full.

Important Information About The Tours

Children under 8 years old CANNOT go in the mine. The law requires everyone to wear a hard hat. We have hard hats for our guests, but they can’t be adjusted small enough for young kids. 

Closed-toed shoes are required. No smoking, alcohol, or illegal drugs are allowed in the mine or on the mine tour. You also must agree to make sure everyone in your party obeys the rules, stays with the group, and follows instructions from the tour guide.  

Also, keep in mind that the mine consists of a maze of dark tunnels and you may go 500 feet or more below the surface. You will be with a tour guide, the tunnels are big (there’s plenty of room for our 60-ton haul trucks), and we keep some lights on when people are down there (unless visitors request a blackout). But it is a relatively enclosed, dark space, which can make some people uncomfortable.

Meeting Location and Signup 

The meeting location is a few miles north of Redmond, Utah . If you are registered for a tour, we will give you a ride to (and into) the mine, but you will be responsible for getting your group to the meeting location at the time listed for the tour.

If you’ve read this far and still want a tour, this link will take you to the online signup form. The signup fee proceeds are used to benefit local high school students. It costs us more than that to take visitors into the mine, but we love giving people a chance to see it and using it to give back to our community.

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Mighty Mineral

Real salt comes from an ancient sea bed in central utah. yes, really..

Written By Austen Diamond


A few salt shakers stand tall on a shelf at the nondescript Redmond Minerals office. The contents resemble terrazzo with pink, red and black specks amidst the abundant white granules. 

This magnificently tasty mineral — an artisanal sodium chloride — is mined some 370 feet under us. Unrefined and unprocessed, it’s aptly branded Real Salt . 

Above ground, the salt works encompass several towering structures where various grades of salt are crushed and screened. A dirt road leads to a yawning hole in the ground, the start of miles of salt tunnels.

Donning a hard hat, Kyle Bosshardt, the production manager and a great-grandson of one of the mine’s founders, saddles the driver’s seat of a pickup as our tour guide. We plunge into the depths of the earth. 

A blazing summer sun fades into a few rays in the rear-view mirror until only our headlights are piercing the pitch black. We descend below the layer of dirt quickly via 30-foot wide-and-tall-tunnels, navigating our way to the subterranean salt. 

This salt deposit is approximately two miles in length, a quarter mile wide and nearly a mile deep. Bosshardt estimates that Redmond could continue to mine at the current rate of 50,000 pounds per day for another 400 to 600 years. 

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Real Salt is mined in Redmond, Utah, some 370 feet underground.

Photo: Austen Diamond

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"Bosshardt estimates Redmond could continue to mine at the current rate of 50,000 pounds per day for another 400 to 600 years. "

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The hue of Real Salt comes from more than 60 naturally-occurring minerals.

More than one million packages of Real Salt are sold annually. A once-family farm has become a multimillion dollar business. If you find yourself in Salt Lake City, you can pick up some Real Salt and other local products at the Redmond Heritage Farms Store .

All salt is technically sea salt, since it’s produced in three distinct ways from three different marine sources: evaporating brine from modern oceans, harvesting the dead seas and the excavation and mining of ancient sea beds. 

It’s logical to think that a Utah salt would be collected from the  Great Salt Lake  or the  Bonneville Salt Flats.  However, Real Salt is mined in Redmond, in Central Utah, from the remnants of an ancient inland sea.

Salt settled to the bottom of the Sundance Sea in the Jurassic Period of the Mesozoic Era, roughly 200 to 145 million years ago. Trapped under 5,000 feet of volcanic ash and bentonite clay, it stayed pristine for aeons. As time wore on, the salt vein was pushed up vertically by tectonic shifts — called diapir — in the Continental Divide, rousing it to near surface level. 

Indeed, Utah is famous for unearthed treasures from the Jurassic Period. Approximately 65 miles as the crow flies to the east at the Jurassic National Monument’s  Cleveland-Lloyd Dinosaur Quarry , archeologists have dug up pristine dinosaur bones, including Allosaurus, Utah’s state fossil. While you won’t find drawings of salt shakers on school lunch boxes like the towering prehistoric creatures, it sure does make those school lunches taste better. (Read:  “View Millions of Years of Geologic History in an Afternoon.” )

We park in a tunnel of culinary-grade salt. Picking up two pinkish softball-sized salt rocks,  Bosshardt illustrates how the company harvests Real Salt. He rubs the salt rocks together. Illuminated in the darkness by the truck’s headlights, flakes cascade from the friction. 

A track excavator powers a drum equipped with carbide teeth to provide a powerful amount of friction against the walls of salt. It piles more than 10 feet high. The salt is taken above ground to be crushed and screened — then it’s shipped to Heber  for packaging. 

Bosshardt holds a flashlight behind a salt rock, illuminating the many pinks, reds and whites. Without additives and chemicals (for anti-caking and shelf-stability) or further processing such as bleaching, the hue of Real Salt comes from more than 60 naturally-occurring minerals. These include calcium, copper, magnesium, potassium, zinc and more. 

Each variety of natural salt found around the globe boasts different mineral compositions, thus creating a unique flavor profile, which can vary from region to region. Real Salt is slightly sweet, which helps enhance subtleties in food. 

"Each variety of natural salt found around the globe boasts a unique flavor profile. Real Salt is slightly sweet, which helps enhance subtleties in food. "

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Real Salt is mined in Central Utah from the remnants of an ancient inland sea.

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Several fledgling salt mining operations existed in Redmond prior to 1959. That’s when, facing drought and uncertain times on their farm, the brothers Milo and Lamar Bosshardt noted that on either end of their land there were saltworks. Assuming they too were on top of salt, they took a gamble on purchasing excavation equipment, and began digging a very big hole. 

Approximately 30 feet below what were once corn fields, the Bosshardts hit salt. And not just a pinch. A whole berg of salt.

Production ramped up, with salt primarily sold to the state of Utah for de-icing roads, and to ranchers for their livestock. Culinary salt, under the Real brand, still constitutes just a fraction of total sales for the company. 

The Bosshardts were continuously told that this salt made for a healthy herd, and ranchers became such big believers they also used the salt on their family tables. Eventually, the family’s salt was branded and sold to the general public, and the business expanded quickly as health food became increasingly popular. 

Salt has a storied history with humankind. From wars to taxes to religious ceremonies, salt has been a large part of civilization, dating back to the first salt mining in 6,000 B.C.

Now, of course, it’s so commonplace that we take it for granted on every dining table across the world. But it tastes better when you know your salt, and when you know it’s really real. 


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About the Author – Austen Diamond

Austen Diamond is a commercial and editorial photographer based in Salt Lake City. Starry skies, sagebrush and endless red rock trails drew Diamond west from Knoxville, Tennessee, more than a decade ago. After earning accolades for his writing, he picked up a camera to tell stories of Utah's modern pioneers, subcultures and events. Now as a photographer, he blends craftsmanship and authenticity in telling visually arresting stories.

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Thousands of pounds of salt are chipped off these walls every day. Better get some more potatoes

What’s saltier than a Caribbean pirate? Crustier than a cartoon clown? More exciting than a mineral-titled Angelina Jolie movie? A cave practically made of salt, of course. And we just happen to have one of those right here in Utah … of course. Located in Sevier County, the Redmond Salt Mine puts out 50,000 pounds of sea salt every day. That’s a lot of sodium.

Beyond the Shaker

Clearly, Utahns know how to use salt. We put it on our fries, our popcorn, our roads. Redmond Salt Mine originally sold its crystals to the state for de-icing winter roads, and now some 28% of Utah’s annual supply comes from there. It’s considered a high-performing salt, thanks to its naturally high calcium and magnesium. That means it melts ice at 0 degrees, 20 degrees lower than other salts. Like it’s a natural or something.

Just Eat It

Redmond also sells the salt to ranchers as a supplement for their livestock. Oh yeah, and we like to eat it, too. Although just a small fraction of the business, the sea salt is sold in many forms under the name Redmond Real Salt: fine salt, Kosher salt, coarse salt, powder salt, salt crystals and smoked salt. Is your mouth watering yet? Indeed, the all-natural food salt is popular among chefs and bakers around the world.

Good, Clean Salt

You know that movie version of miners? Sweaty, muscly, dusty dudes swinging pickaxes? Yeah, it’s nothing like that. In the food-grade veins of the mine, the salt is removed with a hydraulic, stainless steel rotary tool. There aren’t any grimy wheelbarrows, either. The crystals are transported to a mill in a food-grade lined truck. The mill itself is made of stainless steel. Once there, the salt is ground down but otherwise, there’s no processing. What you mine is what you get.

The salt is harvested year-round. If you stop by for a tour, you may see piles of the stuff just outside the mine. That’s the road stuff. The kind you eat gets much better treatment.

Salt of the Earth

Redmond Salt Mine founders, brothers Lamar and Milo Bosshart, originally grew corn on their property in the early 1950s. But hard times forced them to consider a more profitable way to feed their families. They knew salt had been harvested on their land once upon a time by Native Americans , and guessed there might still be some underneath the soil. They were not wrong. Using picks and sledgehammers, the brothers dug a little deeper and discovered salt. A whole lot of it. 

Just Keep Digging

They eventually purchased land from neighbors, giving them access to an entire cavern of salt. Discovered just 30 feet down from where they started, it was perfectly preserved under a layer of bentonite clay. The walls, the floor, the ceiling … pure salt. 

And because it’s been protected from the elements — natural and manmade — the salt is pure. Like, chip a chunk off the wall and eat it pure. Although, it’d probably be better to grind it up and moderately shake it onto your fresh catch from Fish Lake . For now, the mine is about 900 feet underground, but geologists think the deposit may extend thousands of feet into the Earth. 

Rocky Start

Although the Redmond Real Salt Mine is an underground cavern now, it’s actually an ancient seabed. Geologists suggest that salt from the Sundance Sea settled to the bottom, as it does, and was encased by prehistoric volcanic activity. Oh, and while that Sundance is no relation to Mr. Redford, you can visit Butch Cassidy’s hometown of Circleville, just one county south.

Check out the Redmond Salt Mine yourself. Tours are offered once a month for guests age 8 and older. You’ll walk through a maze of dark tunnels — although there are some lights so you can look around. If you’re claustrophobic, be aware you’ll be going 500 feet below the surface. However, the tunnels are large enough for 60-ton haul trucks, so it won’t be a tight fit. There is a $10 per person fee, which goes toward the Redmond Scholarship Fund to support local high school students. Kinda sweet.

Sign up online — openings are available first come first served. You’ll be required to wear closed-toe shoes and a hard hat, so be warned if helmet hair is something you worry about. Not that the locals would mind. It’s practically a fashion trend when you’re smack dab in the middle of ATV Country .

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Redmond Salt Mine

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Have you ever had real Salt? No, we aren’t talking salt from the salt lick, we are talking REAL SALT from Redmond Minerals located in south-central Utah. Redmond Real Salt is unrefined sea salt mined from an ancient seabed in Utah where it’s safe from modern pollutants. It’s pure, unprocessed, and full of trace minerals that give it one-of-a-kind nutritional benefits and a subtly sweet flavor that brings out the best in each bite. This tour will take you underground to see firsthand how this salt is mined as well as explore all the different products that Redmond has to offer. From human table salt to animal mineral licks and even human hydration packs, Redmond has your entire operation covered. This tour is a fan favorite of Utah and one you surely won’t want to miss.

Lunch will be provided. A signed waiver is required to participate.

$120 per person

Utah mine worth its salt

“Here’s a good one,” Kasey Bosshardt says, handing me asharp-edged, 20-pound rock. In the headlights of Bosshardt’s pickup― the only illumination in this dark, dark tunnel ― therock glitters, salmon pink, crystalline, alluring.

We are 200 feet below the surface of Sevier County, Utah, insideone of the tunnels where Bosshardt mines salt (alongside otheremployees of Redmond Trading Company’s RealSalt division). We arealso at one of the centers of a revolution in American cuisine.

Not long ago, salt was salt. You had the blue cylindricalcontainer picturing the little girl and her umbrella, the noveltysalt shaker you bought on vacation, and the cut-glass shaker yougot as a wedding present. All of these were filled with salt. Justsalt.

No more. Now any self-respecting supermarket carries sea salt,kosher salt, salt from Portugal, and salt from France ― allin the sodium chloride family, but mined or harvested and processedor not processed in varying ways.

All this pleases the people at RealSalt, who believe their saltcan compete with the world’s best. But it made me worry: Suddenlysalt, like olive oil and salad greens before it, is something wehave to pay attention to.

Think “Utah” and “salt” and you think Great Salt Lake. ButRealSalt comes from 200 miles south and eons earlier than the lake― from a subterranean dome, 155 million years old, composedof 260 million tons of salt. When you tour the Redmond Mine, you’regiven a hard hat and a W-65 Self Rescuer to clamp to your mouth incase of a fire. “It will filter the air but won’t supply oxygen,”Bosshardt cautions. You’re also given a round metal medallion,numbered, to put in your pocket for easy identification in case… but I decided I didn’t want to think about that.

The mine is pitch-black but spacious, with tunnels that stretch60 feet high and 60 feet wide. At the end of a tunnel, we step outof the pickup and Bosshardt shows how the operation works. Firstthey drill holes into the rock face and push in explosives ―ammonium nitrate. They then insert a fuse into each hole, light it― and get out fast. You feel the explosion more than hear it, Bosshardtsays. “It’s like being in an airplane with a bad cold. Vroom vroomvroom.”

After the explosion, Bosshardt and the crew use front-endloaders to haul the chunks of salt out of the mine. Other companieswould process the salt to remove all nonsodium elements, butRealSalt leaves in the trace minerals. The iron, manganese,potassium, and calcium give the salt “its pretty pink cast,”explains RealSalt’s director of product development, John Peterson,”and adds to the subtly sweet flavor.”

It’s heady stuff. Since the salt craze hit, RealSalt hasexpanded its market to include every state in this country, as wellas places like England and Japan. Still, Peterson admits, they havea ways to go. He speaks enviously of Japan, where “in high-endrestaurants, they’ll bring you a platter with an array of differentsalts.”

A little overwhelmed by salt facts and burdened by my 20-poundsalt crystal, I get out of the mine and call someone who knowseverything about food: my longtime friend Jerry Anne DiVecchio, Sunset’s former Food editor.

“I don’t even keep regular table salt around anymore,” she says.”I have so many different kinds.” Salt, she continues, “trulyalters how food tastes. It’s a powerful component. The salt of theearth, after all.”

So it is decided. Salt is something I have to pay attention to.Back at home in my kitchen, my wife and son watching curiously, Itake a knife and run it over my glittering salmon-colored crystal.Salt flakes float down onto the palm of my hand and I raise it totaste them. The flavor is elemental, luxurious, earthy; not arevelation, but a pleasant surprise. And I know it will be good onpopcorn.

Info: RealSalt (from $3.59 for a 9-oz.shaker; 800/367-7258)

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  • Last updated November 21, 2019

F orget what you think you know about mining — of hunched figures hammering away in the dark danger of a narrow shaft, of the constant risk of cave-ins or the precious vein petering out, of the miners’ strong-set faces streaked with black dust, their tired eyes, of canaries in cages.

Salt Mining, particularly at Redmond Life, is different in almost every way.

This trend-bucking is something of a habit at Redmond Life.  Its salt mine in Redmond, Utah, is not only a picture of cleanliness and safety — with over 15 miles of luxuriousl y broad and vaulted tunnels burrowing through the pure salt of an ancient seabed — but its Heber facility is equally impressive for very different reasons.

A little history: in 1958, a drought drove two brothers — farmers Milo and Lamar Bosshardt (pronounced ba-shard) — to begin mining the salt, which in those days lay exposed to the open air, one end of the huge vein of salt having been heaved up from below millions of years ago. The place was well-known, but never successfully mined. The brothers’ father even told them, “Don’t do anything with the salt — you’ll lose your shirt.”

They did it anyway.

Salt On A Geological Scale

I want to see it all for myself so, having arranged for a tour of the mine, I drive the couple hours south from Heber to Redmond under a blue cloudless September sky.

The mine sits among acres of farmland, right next to the old Bosshardt farm. If it weren’t for the tall conveyors piling up salt in the yard, you might not suspect there’s a mine here. All the land around is still in vigorous use: some for alfalfa and hay, some for grazing. As I drive slowly by on the gravel road, a few quiet black cows raise their chewing heads and stare.

I’m met by Lamar Bosshardt’s grandson, Kyle — a fair-haired middle-aged man with a full rusty beard that’s just beginning to gray. He looks a little like a Viking.

He leads all of the tours. The mine has been a popular local school field trip for decades and, a few years ago, Ozzy Osborne and his son came to the mine to do a television show. “They were very pleasant,” Kyle says.

Kyle believes strongly in the salt he mines. He carries a pocket-sized shaker of Real Salt everywhere he goes and relies on the salt and its 60-plus naturally-occurring minerals to add savor to his meals when he’s out and about, and even to ease muscle aches. In fact, one of the first things he tells me is that in the 22 years he worked underground breathing that mineral-ish air, he rarely — if ever — got sick, a record he is sober about.

“Maybe it was luck,” he says. “Maybe those were the healthiest years of my young life, but I believe that it also had something to do with the salt.”

We get into his truck and he begins to show me around the facility. There is the salt dust-encrusted crusher that takes the huge chunks of salt and sizes them for different markets, from salt licks for agriculture to road salt. The road salt sits in huge mounds all around the crushing facility and Kyle’s brother coordinates the distribution of the road salt all throughout the West.

Kyle takes me around one side of a huge mound of reddish salt and the dirt road begins to cut down into the earth, sweeping down like a freeway offramp. Almost immediately, the ground changes from dirt to salt and we are confronted by a wide black gaping open — what in mining they call a “portal” — carved out of a sheer face of pure salt, as if scooped out by some giant hand.

You drive into the cave and it envelops you. Once inside, its gray-reddish hue — the exact color, it turns out, of Kyle’s beard — composes the walls, the ceiling, the floor. But even those concepts, rooted in the language of a human-sized home or building, are too small for what this is.

The mine plays with your sense of scale, of time and of space. Salt, in most of our experience, is small. It sits — stark white — in a shaker on the table. We sprinkle out the tiny granules onto our meals and measure it out one teaspoon at a time. But here at the mine, just north of Redmond, salt is huge.

Here, the scale is geological. The Redmond salt deposit was laid down in the Jurassic Period — about 160 million years ago and long before humans or any industrial pollution were in the picture. Back then, a vast inland sea covered most of what is now Utah. When it dried up, it left a layer of salt nearly a mile thick, part of which was eventually pushed up to the surface by geologic activity along the Wasatch fault line. Once exposed, it became a gathering place for animals and a resource for native peoples and settlers. The small portion of the salt deposit that the Redmond company mines today is nearly inexhaustible. These days, the mine produces about 600,000 tons of salt per year.

“We have hundreds and hundreds of years of reserve here,” says Kyle after the rumble and roar of a dump truck hauling a load of four-foot hunks of salt fades away into the darkness. The headlights cast a pale light and long shadows across the wide salt road and along the vast rock-salt corridors. To me it feels like science fiction, as if exploring one of Saturn’s baren moons. I ask him if he ever gets used to being down here.

“Yeah,” he says. “I imagine right now you’re confused and turned around, and a little lost too, but when you live this — it feels like your home.”

Kyle has never received a paycheck from any other company. He started working the mine in 1987, after graduating from high school, and worked underground for 22 years before moving into a more managerial position topside. He has never left and has no plans to.

That Deep Salt Connection

This is another pattern I’ve noticed — people at Redmond stay at Redmond. Kyle’s cousin Darryl Bosshardt says employee turnover is less than a half a percent, far below the industry average.

A few weeks after I visit the mine in Redmond, Darryl — who works in business development at the Redmond Heber office — invites me to one of their monthly company lunches. Darryl is waiting for me when I arrive. He’s a smiling, slightly-built guy, who immediately begins talking to me about the people at Redmond. What’s remarkable to me is that, even though I’m a last-minute visitor, they have my name already printed on a welcome sign on the buffet table.

We all sit in the sun in the parking lot, eating chili. Darryl tells me that employees work in teams, and although each team has a leader, the leader’s role is more of a facilitator to help each employee get the most out of their experience at Redmond; to, as the company mission states, “elevate the human experience,” which is a phrase we might associate more with a college literature class than a mining and manufacturing company.

Darryl introduces me to a tall fellow sitting nearby, turning to him to elaborate on these teams for me. Ken explains the purpose of the teams, which you would think would be something business-y, like “to streamline the shipping system” or “to develop a marketing strategy.” Instead, Ken says their teams are “trying to deeply connect with each other.”

And that is what is so remarkable about the company: they’re more interested in how they do their jobs, in building and maintaining positive and productive relationships, than simply completing a certain task. They seem to be looking beyond the work, toward building an environment of mutual growth.

“It’s about the people,” Ken continues. “We expect everyone to speak their mind and do their part on the team. No one is above or below anyone else — we really don’t like titles. I don’t typically tell people I’m the CFO. When they ask what I do at Redmond, I just say I play with numbers.”

And this is true. I wouldn’t have known any of the job titles of any of the people I met with at Redmond if I hadn’t asked. I still don’t know Kyle’s official job title because I didn’t ask — it just never seemed to matter.

Not only does it seem to eschew the typical business world hierarchy, but Redmond also offers an unusually wide range of unique products and services — from salt and raw milk, to toothpaste and skincare, as well as many industrial products, such as road salt and agricultural salt. But while I’m there, they hardly talk about these things. The products speak for themselves. Instead, the people at Redmond mostly talk about ideals.

“It’s not for everyone,” Darryl says as the lunch wraps up and we move inside. He explains that because the company takes such a holistic view of the employee, it’s possible that some could find it all-consuming. The wrong personality could burn out.

Not Your Typical Office

When lunch is over, we go inside and sit on a couple of couches next to a workspace you might see in any medium-sized business: a few rows of glowing computer screens where men and women type or talk on the phone or to each other.

Darryl calls over a small, energetic woman who’s a member of what’s called the Culture Team. Her name is Sue and she turns out to be the team leader, which, again, I wouldn’t have known if I hadn’t asked. She talks a little about her past before she was hired at Redmond, about her breast cancer survival and the huge lifestyle changes she made to get and stay healthy, which eventually led her to Redmond.

“I think I only had five interviews, which for Redmond is pretty fast,” she says.

That’s a lot of interviews. And she was an exception. Usually the process is longer and more rigorous. Darryl tells me about another employee they talked with over the course of five years before he was hired.

I’m beginning to get it: When you’re a company that places so much value on community and the interdependency of people, this meticulous hiring process makes sense. The kind of work environment it’s trying to create depends on hiring the right people; people who understand what the company is trying to achieve and who buy into its ideals of collaborative teamwork, trust and umbuntu — the idea, as Sue says, that “we are because of each other.”

We sit, and the conversation turns to a phrase Darryl uses a lot — it is an idea central to the culture at Redmond. He calls it “putting yourself in the place of most potential.” I’m not totally sure what this means, so he explains that it expresses the culture of trust the company tries to encourage among its employees; that when employees get the company vision, when they really adopt the company mission of elevating human life and experience, then they can decide better than any manager how their time is best spent.

Sometimes, Darryl says, an employee’s “most potential” might be to be at their kid’s baseball game instead of at work. The idea being that when that trust exists, the work of most value to the community is achieved.

Just as we’re talking about this, out of nowhere, Sue whispers, “Turn around.”

I turn, and a child — he’s probably no older than three years old — trots by gripping a piece of paper with the outline of a shark on it. His mother is working at a computer nearby and when the boy comes to her, she lifts him up to a chair next to her.

“This isn’t uncommon,” whispers Darryl, leaning over to me. “There are other times when I’ll come in here at nine or 10 o’clock at night and she’s here working by herself. Life is a blend. And nobody is keeping tabs on that — we just trust her.”

He says that their philosophy is to focus on that blend, to allow people to be their whole person. “The better I can let Sue be her, the better I can be me.”

This conversation reminds me of something Kyle said down in the mine about purity, lamenting how white, processed salt is somehow “pure.” He told me that a question he gets asked a lot on his tours is about what Redmond does to clean the salt extracted from the mine.

He got a little impassioned, remembering. “I say to them, ‘Which would you rather put on your table: something that’s been in the earth, protected from any contaminates for 160 million years, since the Jurassic Period, or something that’s evaporated off of the Great Salt Lake today?”

“We don’t do anything to it. We mine it. We crush it. We package it. That’s it.”

I know he wasn’t being metaphorical, but I can’t help thinking that this is what the people at Redmond are trying to achieve in a greater sense. They believe that the salt they’re providing is what salt should be, that the minerals it contains don’t make it less pure, but more. The minerals are what make a complete salt.

Which is just what they believe about people. They don’t just want an accountant, or an electrician, or a truck driver, or a marketer, or a web designer — they want the whole person. Not just for what they can do, but who they are.

They’re looking for what’s real. Real salt and real people.

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Salty Connections: Drying Beds Surrounding the Great Salt Lake, Fall 2016, Courtesy NASA Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center

In a geologic recycling story that crosses many epochs, different salt compounds are often mixed and then move in water or under pressure. Normal table salt, the mineral halite, is chemically described as sodium chloride. Often found together in different concentrations are the bitter salts of potassium and magnesium. All these salts leach from rocks and soil, then wash downstream to oceans and land-locked lakes, such as Sevier Lake and the Great Salt Lake. In many cases, an ancient inland sea or lake deposited a layer of salt followed by layers of clay, sediment or lava. Then geologic forces uplifted the layers to repeat the cycle and make the salt accessible.

Lehi Hintze, in Utah’s Spectacular Geology, wrote, “Rock salt has two characteristics that promote upward movement. First, it is soft and flows plastically like ice does in a glacier. Second, it is less dense than other rocks and tends to migrate upward through the denser surrounding rocks….”

When the pioneers moved to Utah, salt rendering became one of the first industries established for external trade. They boiled Great Salt Lake water over wood fires until only salt remained. However, this lake salt tasted bitter due to impurities in the water. Fortunately, it could be sold to mines in Montana where salt was used to refine silver. Today, salt from the Great Salt Lake continues to be harvested mostly for industrial purposes including metal extraction, water softening and road de-icing.

For early salt entrepreneurs, boiling proved expensive. In time, the sun was put to work and evaporation ponds were built on the shores of the lake. At first the ponds filled when the wind blew, sometimes resulting in wall collapses. These failures led to better walls and brine pumps to repeatedly fill the ponds. Anyone flying west from Salt Lake City has seen these multicolored drying beds. Harvested mountains of dried salt, seen at the Morton and Cargill sites when driving I-80 towards Nevada, are loaded on trucks and rail cars for nationwide distribution.

More recently developed, is the salt mine west of Redmond, Utah, near Salina. The Redmond salt deposit predates the Great Salt Lake, which came from the drying of Lake Bonneville. Redmond Minerals is mining the first 800 feet of a 5000-foot diapir, an extruded mound forced up from salt beds deposited by the Jurassic Sundance Sea. In digging more than 18 miles of tunnels, Redmond has identified several grades of salt. Their culinary salt is sold worldwide as Real Salt, but the majority of their production is for agriculture, animal health and de-icing.

Salt production in Utah is possible because of the geologic and historic past. Just as the Fremont gathered and traded salt anciently, modern methods of harvesting and mining allow companies to distribute products worldwide. As such, salt continues to contribute to Utah’s role as the Crossroads of the West.

This is Lyle Bingham and I’m Wild About Utah and its 15 years on Utah Public Radio.

Credits: Photos: Great Salt Lake Photos Courtesy NASA Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center Great Salt Lake and Salt with a Wooden Spoon, Photos Courtesy Pixabay Redmond Photos Courtesy & Copyright Lyle Bingham, Photographer Featured Audio: Courtesy & © Kevin Colver, https://wildstore.wildsanctuary.com/collections/special-collections Text: Lyle Bingham, https://bridgerlandaudubon.org/ Additional Reading: Lyle Bingham, https://bridgerlandaudubon.org/

Additional Reading

Lyle Bingham’s Wild About Utah Postings

Strand, Holly, Utah is Worth its Salt, Wild About Utah, November 21, 2013, https://wildaboututah.org/utah-is-worth-its-salt/

The Great Salt Lake, Hassibe, W.R. & Keck, W.G., USGS, US Department of the Interior, https://pubs.usgs.gov/gip/70039229/report.pdf

Cabrero, Alex, Redmond salt mine supplies Utah’s roads and chef’s kitchens, KSL TV, December 18, 2022, https://www.ksl.com/article/50540322/redmond-salt-mine-supplies-utahs-roads-and-chefs-kitchens

The Mineral Industry of Utah, National Minerals Information Center, USGS, US Department of the Interior, https://www.usgs.gov/centers/national-minerals-information-center/mineral-industry-utah

Salt Providers in Utah:

  • Morton Salt
  • Redmond Minerals
  • SaltWorx LLC
  • Broken Arrow Inc.
  • Compass Minerals

Other Salt-related mineral extractors in Utah:

  • Intrepid Potash
  • US Magnesium LLC
  • Peak Minerals

Above lists may not be complete. Please send recommendations to [email protected]

The Great Salt Lake, Utah Division of Water Resources, Utah Department of Natural Resources, https://water.utah.gov/great-salt-lake/

Great Salt Lake Plans, Utah Division of Forestry, Fire & State Lands, Utah Department of Natural Resources, https://ffsl.utah.gov/state-lands/great-salt-lake/great-salt-lake-plans/ https://webapps.usgs.gov/gsl/characteristics/economics.html Economic Significance of the Great Salt Lake to the State of Utah, Executive Summary of 1/26/12 Report prepared by Bioeconomics, Inc. for The Great Salt Lake Council, Utah Department of Environmental Quality, State of Utah, https://documents.deq.utah.gov/water-quality/standards-technical-services/great-salt-lake-advisory-council/Activities/DWQ-2012-006863.pdf Full Report: https://documents.deq.utah.gov/water-quality/standards-technical-services/great-salt-lake-advisory-council/Activities/DWQ-2012-006864.pdf -->

Clark, John L., History of Utah’s Salt Industry 1847-1970, August 1971, Thesis, BYU Dept of History, https://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=5602&context=etd

Coloring the Great Salt Lake, The Earth Observatory, EOS Project Science Office, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, https://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/images/147355/coloring-the-great-salt-lake

Hintze, Lehi F, Utah’s Spectacular Geology and How It Came to Be , Department of Geology, Brigham Young University, 2005, https://archive.org/details/utahsspectacular0000hint/mode/2up

Follow-up: Winslow, Ben, Compass Minerals to abandon lithium extraction on Great Salt Lake, Great Salt Lake Collaborative, Fox13, Scripps Media, Inc, https://www.fox13now.com/news/great-salt-lake-collaborative/compass-minerals-to-abandon-lithium-extraction-on-great-salt-lake

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REDMOND, Sevier County — It's all right there. The walls, the ceiling, even the ground. Nothing but salt.

"There aren't very many salt mines like this," Zac Clayson said. He is on the industrial team at Redmond Minerals and deals with product orders, emails and phone calls all the time.

However, there is a big smile on his face when he takes people into the salt mine to show them how this massive central Utah operation works.

The deepest part of the salt mine is about 900 feet underground.

"You can see the different rocks, pretty much, these veins that come out," he said while pointing at a large salt wall with his flashlight.

Redmond Minerals, which is just outside the town of Redmond, in Sevier County, has done very well grinding those rocks into all kinds of salt. The company is well known for its agricultural salt, including salt licks for animals and, especially, its all-natural food salt .

"Chefs (and bakers) all over the world will use our salt," Clayson said.

Most of Redmond's efforts, though, are to provide salt for icy roads in the winter.

"We ship road salt all over the western United States by truck, by train," Clayson said.

Redmond's salt is well liked by winter weather states, too, because of its natural calcium and magnesium content.

Clayson said Redmond's salt melts ice when temperatures get down to about 0 degrees, where most other sodium chloride salts stop melting ice when temperatures get to about 20 degrees.

"Our product is a high-performing salt," he said.

One of Redmond's biggest customers is the state of Utah, where it has been quite the winter season so far. The Utah Department of Transportation uses several vendors for its statewide supply of salt.

Last year, the state transportation department purchased 28% of its supply from Redmond Minerals. Keeping the roads clear is something of which the Redmond team is quite proud.

"In Utah, they're called the Utah snow fighters," Clayson said. "Whether it's the miners or the drivers, their goal is to make sure the roads are safe. We all have family on these roads. We don't want accidents on the road. We don't want a school bus sliding off the road."

Mining salt at Redmond Minerals is a year-round operation. Salt is stored in large piles just outside the opening of the mine until it is needed on the roads. As Utah keeps getting snowstorms, calls for more salt keep coming in.

"I had a call this morning from a shed because of the storms last night," said Clayson. "They worked through the night, they were almost out of salt."

Trucks were lined up Wednesday to make deliveries — to the tune of 6,000 tons of salt.

He also knows more snowstorms are on the way.

So does his team.

"As a Utah snow fighter, these guys know they are on call to make sure everybody can get to where they need to go," he said. "Our goal is to do our part to help keep the roads clear."

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Redmond Minerals: The Heart of Hard-Rock Mining

August 30, 2022

There’s a humanness to the industrial operations at Redmond’s sprawling mine in Redmond, Utah, that defies the jutting metal structures and machinery battling rust from exposure to salt and clay. 

Few locations on Earth are endowed with the abundance of Redmond's salt mine. Its workers are down to earth, with former miners sitting in office desks and current VPs grinding salt hundreds of feet below. T heir products are diverse, touching anything from icy roads to dinner plates. But mostly, Redmond's culture is unique; it runs as deep as the mine and as colorful as the salt gleaned from it. 

This company is grounded in the past, invested in its people, and looking to the future. Let's take a journey into the mine and heart of Redmond.


Uncovering An Ancient Mineral Deposit

Long ago when dinosaurs roamed the Earth, the area of central Utah was under a vast body of water called the Sundance Sea. Over time as the waters receded, a large seabed of mineral salt remained. Volcanic activity later erupted in the region and dropped a thick layer of ash which weathered into bentonite clay and created a protective cap over the site. The rich depository of minerals eventually crystalized and was preserved in pristine condition. 

Fast-forward millions of years. Wildlife grazed the vegetation above the deposit and indigenous American Indians harvested and traded salt with other tribes. And some thousand years after that, two brothers finally took up picks and shovels and began a hard-rock mining venture that’s still going strong today. That's where Redmond's roots and our story begins.

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Going Underground in the Redmond Salt Mine

“It was my grandpa and his brother that first started this mine,” Kyle Bosshardt says as he navigates his diesel truck through the yawning 70-foot-wide mine entrance, me sitting in the passenger seat. “They knew this mineral deposit was on their property, but they weren’t doing anything with it because they were farmers and needed the land."

Milo and Lamar Bosshardt scrabbled out a living from their land near Redmond, Utah until 1958, when plans changed. A drought hit the area, the ground dried up, and crops failed. The two brothers were out of resources and desperately needed new work to feed their families. So they decided to look under ground.

“The drought forced them into the mining business,” Kyle explains as we descend into the mine.

While Redmond began as an open-pit mine, for over three decades workers have been tunneling belowground, drilling red rock salt from the earth and hauling out nearly 2,500 tons a day.

Kyle has been employed at Redmond for 32 years, and spent 22 of them drilling the 14-plus miles of tunnels in the mine. Today he gives customers, community groups, and people like me tours through the cavernous space.

“I guess one of my titles is tour guide and PR man,” he says as the truck's headlights wind through tunnels carved floor to ceiling from solid rock salt.

I learn the pink, white, and red striations in the salt come from dozens of natural trace minerals present in the deposit. I also quickly learn Redmond employees shift uncomfortably when asked their titles. Though he doesn’t mention it, my tour guide is also a plant manager and sits on the company’s board of directors. 

“We use more friendly titles around here,” Kyle explains. “We try not to have a hierarchy that is calling the shots on everything. We want every employee to contribute and enjoy their work doing it.”

Four hundred feet below the surface, Kyle kills the truck engine and we exit to view the mine's massive salt face up close with the help of headlamps. The 70-foot wide tunnels stay a moderate 45-60 degrees year-round and are surprisingly open and airy. But without the truck lights—and even a few breath-stealing seconds sans the beam of our headlamps—it’s as black as ink. That has never bothered Kyle, though, nor any other nuances of the mine.

“I’ve been a part of its creation, so to me, it feels like home,” he says.

Kyle even has a cot stashed in a corner where he catches some shut-eye on occasion. “It’s cool, dark, quiet. You’ve got a little white noise from the mine’s ventilation system. It’s the perfect napping conditions.”

 Discovering Redmond's Diverse  Brands and Products

Redmond has a dozen different ways it uses the mineral salt and bentonite clay—which they call the "clay of a thousand uses"—mined from its deposit. But its ventures aren't limited only to salt and clay. The parent company boasts a  surprising variety of unique brands with services ranging from farm-fresh goods to fencing and fishing.

Redmond's two mineral companies create products you may already have in your kitchen, bathroom, or barn. Redmond Life offers premium health and beauty products for humans, like Real Salt , Redmond Clay , and Re-Lyte . While Redmond Minerals brands ( Redmond Equine , Hunt , Agriculture , Ice Slicer , and Western Clay ) produce nutrient-dense supplements for animals and sustainable resources for the environment. All of the products begin, and often end, with the simple yet complex minerals mined and milled at Redmond.

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Why Keeping it Natural Matters

I met Brandon Foote for lunch at a local diner to learn more about what Redmond makes and why keeping their products simple is a must.

Brandon has worked at the company for 15 years. Officially, he’s the vice president of Redmond Minerals. Unofficially, his business card reads “trailblazer.” He greets me wearing a flannel button-up, jeans and cowboy boots, and over cob salad we chat about Redmond’s products for animals and people.

“Keeping our products as natural as possible is important to us,” Brandon says. “We don’t add a lot of sweeteners or fillers. We have a saying that nature has it right. Fundamentally, we believe God put stuff here for us to be healthy. If we just find it and don’t mess it up, that’s the way to go.”

Redmond’s products are unrefined and natural. I appreciate that as I sprinkle some Real Salt® on my salad. The diner stocks the shakers on each table, and the subtly sweet salt that flavors my food is also the same mineral salt that nourishes cattle, horses, and other backyard animals.

“We believe our customers want and appreciate exceptional, natural products both for themselves and their animals,” Brandon explains. “They want to know that what they’re giving their animals to eat, they could eat as well.”

Meeting the Heart of Redmond

Redmond Minerals employs 380 people—15 of which work in the warehouse where industrial and agricultural product is bagged, boxed and shipped to large distributors, small-town feed stores and individual customers.

Sammy Bates is the warehouse team leader. He’s worked at Redmond for over three decades. Sammy looks typically blue-collar in well-worn jeans, steel-toed boots, a hoodie and a Denver Broncos beanie—yet he just got out of an afternoon meeting with the company's CEO and he’s toting the book “Good to Great” under his arm as he gives me a tour through the warehouse.

He carries the motivational book like it’s a natural thing—because it is. Every worker from the mill to the mine to management is reading the same books and taking classes on how to become better individuals and create a better company. Sammy is a tough guy—but he gets a bit emotional talking about the culture at Redmond.

“It’s like a family,” he says. “There’s an openness here. People feel like they can be themselves. I love the culture, the closeness, but what fills my cup every day is the people. I’m a firm believer you can have a great time even shoveling crap if you enjoy who you’re doing it with.”

Sammy’s team consists of workers he calls “gritty and genuine.” Some have worked in the warehouse for decades; others are comparatively new. If you come back in a few years, you might find some have moved on to positions in marketing or management, as others before have done.

“We try to put people in places where their strengths are,” Sammy explains. “That spot might be in the warehouse now, but in five years it might be somewhere else. That’s the enjoyment of my job: trying to help people find their song.”

Finding a Song 

Charlie Wilson is one member of Sammy’s team that’s sung a lot of songs at Redmond.

“I’ve done every job in the warehouse, the mine, the mill—every job in this company other than here in the office,” Charlie says as we chat in a conference room in Redmond's modest main office.

Charlie is the head bagger. He’s wiry, quick with a reply, and a man of short words and no wasted movements—a necessity when you bag up to 5,000 products every day.

Charlie’s day starts at 5:30 in the morning. He arrives at the warehouse, coffee in hand, powers up the machines, sweeps the shop and maintains the elevator and hopper. And then he bags… and bags. For eight hours. And he likes it. And while he bags, he thinks about big things.

“I think about whatever new book we’re reading,” he says, “or maybe a new project or a change in the assembly line to make things run faster.”

Even as we chat, Charlie’s anxious to get back to work. He thrives on being busy. He’s worked at Redmond for 34 years, and he's thinking about retiring in two and half, when he turns 70. So what, I ask him,  does he plan on doing then?

“I’m going to relax for two weeks and then find another job,” he replies.

Maybe even another job at Redmond so he can try out a new tune. But if he does leave, what will he miss most about Redmond?

“Everything,” he says.

Elevating the Human Experience

As my day at Redmond winds down, I think about the experience. Two things stand out: there's a big, beating heart and vibrant culture beneath the company's industrial goings-on; and while Redmond is growing in size, scope and products... mostly it’s growing people.

“The purpose of this company isn’t to make money,” Sammy says as we leave the warehouse and wander toward the parking lot. “Our purpose is to provide opportunities for people and provide great service and products to our customers. With that philosophy, the end result is making money, but that’s not what we’re thinking about when we’re doing it.”

What they’re thinking about is trying to live by their company motto, “elevating the human experience,” and leaving people better with every interaction.

As I pull out of Redmond onto a rural road hedged by hills and fields, I recall what the company's VP told me over lunch.

“Redmond believes in people,” Brandon said. “We believe in working together and solving problems. We’re a people company. We try to make this a place where people can grow and develop and become who they want to become, no matter where they start. That's who we are.”

And that is what makes Redmond so unique.

(Written by Amber Foote. Original version printed in Barrel Pen Xtreme Quarterly Journal, Summer 2019 .)

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  7. Redmond Salt Mine

    From human table salt to animal mineral licks and even human hydration packs, Redmond has your entire operation covered. This tour is a fan favorite of Utah and one you surely won't want to miss. Lunch will be provided. A signed waiver is required to participate. $120 per person. Redmond Salt Mine This tour will take you underground to see ...

  8. Real Salt

    Real Salt, Heber City, Utah. 70,349 likes · 1,526 talking about this · 40 were here. Is your salt real?

  9. Utah mine worth its salt

    Think "Utah" and "salt" and you think Great Salt Lake. ButRealSalt comes from 200 miles south and eons earlier than the lake― from a subterranean dome, 155 million years old, composedof 260 million tons of salt. When you tour the Redmond Mine, you'regiven a hard hat and a W-65 Self Rescuer to clamp to your mouth incase of a fire.

  10. How Salt Is Made! A tour of a 200 million year old salt mine!

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  11. A Salt Mine Right In Our Backyard

    Brandon tells us about a hidden gem in central Utah, the Redmond Salt Mine. 480 ft deep, this salt mine dates back to the Jurassic period. This mine is uniqu...

  12. Redmond Life

    Its salt mine in Redmond, Utah, is not only a picture of cleanliness and safety — with over 15 miles of luxuriously broad and vaulted tunnels burrowing through the pure salt of an ancient seabed — but its Heber facility is equally impressive for very different reasons. A little history: in 1958, a drought drove two brothers — farmers Milo ...

  13. Salty Connections

    More recently developed, is the salt mine west of Redmond, Utah, near Salina. The Redmond salt deposit predates the Great Salt Lake, which came from the drying of Lake Bonneville. Redmond Minerals is mining the first 800 feet of a 5000-foot diapir, an extruded mound forced up from salt beds deposited by the Jurassic Sundance Sea.

  14. Redmond salt mine supplies Utah's roads and chef's kitchens

    A Redmond Minerals tuck is seen in a salt mine in Sevier County. The company crushes rocks into salt and ships it across the U.S. During the winter, a lot of that salt hits Utah roads. (Photo ...

  15. Let's Travel To Utah

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  16. Redmond Real Salt Mine Tour

    Redmond Real Salt Mine Tour. Written by Michelle Published on October 19, 2017 in Uncategorized. If you've been following along our journey, you know that we use Redmond Real Salt in all of our recipes! In fact, I grew up not knowing that any other kind of salt existed…as my mom began using it way back in the day, so I naturally stocked my ...

  17. Redmond Minerals: The Heart of Hard-Rock Mining

    Redmond Minerals: The Heart of Hard-Rock Mining. August 30, 2022. There's a humanness to the industrial operations at Redmond's sprawling mine in Redmond, Utah, that defies the jutting metal structures and machinery battling rust from exposure to salt and clay. Few locations on Earth are endowed with the abundance of Redmond's salt mine.

  18. Unveiling the Wonders of Redmond Utah's Salt Mine: A Closer Look at Al

    Nestled amid the serene landscape of Utah, the Redmond Salt Mine stands as a hallmark of purity and tradition in salt harvesting. While this notable landmark is not affiliated with Mayi Salt, we at Mayi Salt hold a deep respect for the methods and quality associated with such historic sites. At Mayi Salt, we take inspiration from the time ...

  19. Redmond Real Salt

    REDMOND REAL SALT There is a vast difference in the quality of salts on the market today. A quick glance at the ingredients label on most salts might surprise you! Many salts contain anti-caking agents ... We have been mining Real Salt for 60 years, and we're only at the tip of the salt berg. SEE THE MINE MINE TO TABLE

  20. Redmond Salt Mine

    When you reach for that salt shaker to season your food, do you ever wonder where the spicy stuff comes from? Well take you to Utah and an agricultural harve...

  21. "It's a Farm Thing"

    A tour to Redmond Salt Mine is scheduled for Thursday afternoon. Children under 8 years of age are not allowed on the Redmond tour. We will also offer a dairy tour and sod farm tour. After the tours on Thursday, we will meet at the Sorensen Administration Building for dinner and a Paint Night with instruction from Made by Kate.

  22. Redmond Life's Mission

    We build relationships with each other, with customers, and with partners that are built on real connection and win/win thinking. We work on seeing relationships clearly so we can avoid making poor choices out of obligation. LIVE YOUR JOURNEY An invitation to live our lives on purpose. LIVE YOUR JOURNEY An invitation to live our lives on purpose.

  23. Redmond Real Salt Mine Tour YESSEYYES

    Redmond Real Salt Tour continued with Team L...Love Liana & Lynnette. YESSEYYES