Exploring a Small Abandoned Sodium Sulphate Mine and Plant in Saskatchewan

Exploring abandoned sodium sulphate mines is always interesting and very dirty. You will be guaranteed to be covered in white sulphate the moment you walk into the main plant. This plant was a bit different, for one it was much smaller than others we have seen and two, we explored it in the winter. It was sometimes hard to establish the snow from the sulphate.

The plant was clearly abandoned at the point we explored it. It has been sitting for years which has given the sodium sulphate a chance to pile on everything and start to rust it. This plant is smaller than others we have seen but still had the main plant, a spur rail line into

Sodium sulphate forms naturally in several lakes in Saskatchewan and is still actively mined. Two other abandoned mines were also around the province including Francana Minerals and Ormiston Mining.