Digging into China
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The History Channel tells of evidence of Ancient Chinese oil drills from two millennia ago [source]. Other drills of the time were used to find potent underground salt water. The people would boil the water and separate the salt for later consumption [source].
The western world was just reaching depths of about 1600 feet way over a thousand years later in the 1800s; the Chinese were more than double that*. <
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