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Within East Germany, Halle's chemical industry, now mainly shut down, was of great importance.
The two main companies were Buna and Leuna, and Halle-Neustadt (Halle Newtown) was built in the 1960s to accommodate the employees of these two factories. It is now combined with the University of Wittenberg and is called the Martin Luther University of Halle-Wittenberg.
Salt, also known as White Gold, was extracted from four "Borns" (well-like structures).
The four Borns/brine named Gutjahrwell, Meteritzwell, German Borne and Hackeborn, are located around the Hallmarket (or "Under Market"), now a market square with a fountain, just across from the TV station, MDR.
The brine was highly concentrated and boiled in Koten, simple structured houses made from reed and clay.