Handcrafted product directly from nature.
The Sel du Pyrénées is an artisan product obtained directly from nature and which acquires its value thanks to the natural contributions that nature gives it.
Natural saline springs have their origin more than 220 million years ago. At this time, known as the Upper Triassic, more than half of the Iberian Peninsula was covered by the Tethys Sea. The processes of evaporation, sedimentation and re-flooding caused a thick layer of salts to form in the subsoil at a depth of about 3000 meters.
The load of sediments that were deposited on top of this assemblage and the tectonic stresses related to the formation of the Pyrenees led to the formation of the diapir.
The diapir is the natural structure formed when a ductile (soft behaving), low density material rises from its original deep position to the surface. This process has caused salt to rise to the surface over time, forming what are known today as natural salt springs.
From this spring water full of richness and history, salt is extracted from the Pyrenees, thanks to the natural action of the wind, the sun and know-how.
Influence of the Pamplona Fault on Mesozoic sedimentation and its relationship with the development of diapirism from the Secondary Era to the present.
Block showing the rise of Triassic materials through the Mesozoic and Tertiary series.