Mine at Hampton Corners

Our main mine Hampton Corners is where we mine the rock salt integral for keeping millions of Americans safe on the roadways during the winter seasons; it is also the location of our corporate Headquarters. Located just 30 miles south of Rochester, New York in the town of Groveland. This is where our 1,433-foot mineshaft brings our dedicated miners in and out of the mine every day. 


Location Address:

American Rock Salt
5520 NY-63
Mt Morris, NY 14510
American rock salt main rock salt pile

Bagging and Finance

Just 8 miles northwest of the mine at Hampton Corners is where our bagging plant and finance building are located. Here we produce and manufacture all of our personal-sized bagged salt products. positioned right on route 63 in the town of Retsof New York. 

Location Address:

Marketing and Finance Building
3846 Retsof Rd
Retsof, New York 14539
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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