1.Sea salt: it occurs naturally in sea-water when an area of sea-water becomes enclosed, the sun causes the water to evaporate leaving beds of raw salt

2.Rock salt: over many millions of years, other sediments have been deposited above the salt, leaving the beds of rock salt below the surface of the ground. Egypt is famous for its sea salt that obtained mainly from its North coast over the Mediterranean Sea

Many processes are used in Egypt for refining salt depending on its uses; however; unfortunately most of our exports of salt is still in its raw format.