Our Delavignes Peruvian Pink Salt is sourced from Maras, extracted in the old fashioned way - evaporated by the sun from the waters of a city called Maras on the banks of the Urubamba River. This very special beautiful blush colored, high vibrational salt comes from an ancient ocean inside the Earth. (It is said that it goes through an area lined with rose quartz.) It comes out in a warm stream onto flat ponds located in the Sacred Valley of the Incas - at a 10,000 foot altitude high in the Andes. Great for culinary use!