Potash is the common name for the mineral sylvite, which consists primarily of potassium chloride, sodium salt with minor amounts of other minerals, and clays.
Production. All commercial potash deposits come originally from evaporite deposits and are often buried deep below the earth's surface. Potash ores are typically rich in potassium chloride (KCl), sodium chloride (NaCl) and other salts and clays, and are typically obtained by conventional shaft mining with the extracted ore ground into a powder. Other methods include dissolution mining
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Kore Potash (LSE:KP2) plc is an advanced stage mineral exploration and development company that is incorporated in the United Kingdom and is listed on 3 Stock Exchanges as follows; London (LSE) on the AIM platform, Australian (ASX) and Johannesburg (JSE).
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Michigan Potash proposes to use solution mining wells not unlike typical oil and gas fracking wells, but that would inject brine water thousands of feet underground to dissolve potash
Mines Carlsbad. There are 3 sites approximately 30 miles (48 km) East of Carlsbad, NM. The East facility, produces sylvite and langbeinite potash, and is capable of fully processing its ore to the storage or shipment stage. The West facility (currently shut down) produces mainly traditional potash, which is shipped by truck to be processed
Open Pit Mining Common in the U.S., open pit mining involves removing ore (copper, gold, silver, uranium) and overburden, the valueless rock that overlies the ore.
Solution Mining Research Institute. The Solution Mining Research Institute (SMRI) is a research and educational organization focused on solution mining.
Could Michigan become a potash producer to compete with the likes of Canadian behemoth PotashCorp (NYSE:POT) and U.S. fertilizer giant Agrium Inc.(NYSE:AGU)?