Rock Salt

Welcome to the largest operating salt mine in the United States 

Online Bulk Ordering

If you have an existing bulk account with us, visit our ARSCDirect online ordering site by following the link below

Products & Services

American Rock Salt melts ice quickly. We offer bulk rock salt by the ton. with a variety of bagged salts and salt blends 

Job Openings

American Rock Salt’s mining and logistics operations provide more jobs than any private employer in Livingston County 

Our Mining Operation

For over 20 years, American Rock Salt has been dedicated to supplying the North Eastern United States with rock salt integral to deicing roads during the icy winter seasons, ensuring the safety of millions of drivers along the eastern seaboard.

With the help of our experienced miners, American Rock Salt can produce between 10,000 to 20,000 tons of halite (rock salt) every day. 

American Rock Salt History

Founded in January 1997 and located just 30 miles south of Rochester, NY, American Rock Salt was the first successful salt mine built in the United States since the 1960s. Follow the link below to learn more about our history. 

Mined with Pride in the USA

Unlike our competitors, all of the rock salt that we sell has been mined in the United States. While some competitors may sell you foreign-mined salt, our is the only one to meet all “Made in America” requirements for federally funded state DOT projects.

We offer the highest quality of rock salt to meet the needs of all American Rock Salt customers. Our de-icing salt is checked by our quality control engineering staff for sizing and content to ensure that it meets the standards established by the American Society of Testing and Materials. Follow the link below to see all of the products we offer.

American Rock Salt Mining Process

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The extraction process begins with undercutting the mine walls level with the floor. A self-propelled undercutter carves a massive channel at the base of the deposit and across the entire room. This channel allows for a more efficient explosive blast and also helps create a smooth mine floor.
Once the mine wall is undercut a special drilling machine bores small holes into the face of the salt. Then miners will prime these holes with explosive materials and prepare to start blasting.
Miners ignite the explosives, creating a blast that dislodges 800 to 900 tons of rock salt in less than three seconds. The depth of the mine and cushion of the overburden absorbs the blast vibrations, preventing any surface damage to immediate and surrounding areas.
Huge front-end loaders transport the blasted rock salt to the primary crusher. Loaders dump their loads of salt into a powerful spinning crusher, where large pieces are quickly crushed and screened down to small pieces. The salt is then transported to the hoisting shaft where skip hoists bring the loads to the surface in a matter of seconds.
Upon reaching the surface, the salt is stored here at the mine in our huge stockpile where it is loaded and sent out to customers by rail car or by truck.
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