stratabound potash-bearing salt in Canada

Geologic information

Location:-106.0744, 51.9318
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Site typemine
Deposit typestratabound potash-bearing salt
Evaporite basinElk Point
Basin typeintracratonic basin
Geologic unitPrairie Evaporite-Patience Lake Mbr
Middle Devonian
Minimum:Paleozoic-Devonian-Middle Devonian-Givetian
Maximum:Paleozoic-Devonian-Middle Devonian-Givetian
Potassium minerals:
Other minerals:
Geologic map unit-106.0744, 51.9318
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Economic information

StatusActive Production
CompanyPotash Corp. (2010)
First year1968
Ore tonnage104.15Million tonnes
K2O tonnage27Million tonnes
Grade of K2O25.8% of ore
Data yearsto 2010
Data sourceMoore and others (2010a)
Estimates of reserves or resources
Ore tonnage5194 totMillion tonnes
K2O tonnage1189 totMillion tonnes
Grade of K2O22.9% of ore
Data sourceMoore and others (2010a)

Reference information


Reserve estimate is for A and B zones of Patience Lake Mbr.


British Sulphur Corporation Limited, 1979, World survey of potash resources (3d ed.): London, British Sulphur Corporation Limited, 138 p.
Kelley, L., 2001, Industrial minerals in Saskatchewan; An overview of geology, production and prospects, in Dunlop, S., and Simandl, G.J., eds., Industrial minerals in Canada: Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum Special Volume 53, p. 75-83.
Moore, G., Danyluk, T.K., Franklin, B., Prugger, A., and VanderMost, A., 2010a, National Instrument 43-101 technical report on Allan potash deposit (KL-112R), Saskatchewan, Canada: Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Potash Corporation of Sakatchewan Inc., 62 p.
Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan, 2009, Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ending December 31, 2008: Washington, D.C., U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Web page accessed September 2009, at
Saskatchewan Energy and Mines, 1991, Mineral resources of Saskatchewan: Saskatchewan Energy and Mines Miscellaneous Report 91-5, 76 p.
Smith, M., 1982, Potash; Optimism prevails despite market gloom: Industrial Minerals, no. 176, p. 45-51.
Williams-Stroud, S.C., Searls, J.P., and Hite, R.J., 1994, Potash resources, in Carr, D.D., ed., Industrial minerals and rocks: Littleton, Colo., Society for Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration, p. 783-802.
Worsley, Neil, and Fuzesy, Anne, 1979, The potash-bearing members of the Devonian Prairie Evaporite of southeastern Saskatchewan, south of the mining area: Economic Geology, v. 74, no. 2, p. 377-388.