stratabound potash-bearing salt in Canada

Geologic information

Location:-105.7664, 51.9331
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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-105.7664, 51.9331
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Economic information

StatusActive Production (2009)
CompanyMosaic (2009)
First year1965(?)
Ore tonnage115Million tonnes
K2O tonnage28.8Million tonnes
Grade of K2O25.1% of ore
Estimates of reserves or resources
Ore tonnage228.4 rec, 75 poten recMillion tonnes
Grade of K2O26.5% of ore
Data sourceMosaic (2009)

Reference information


Barry, G.S., 1989, Canadian potash, 1980-2000: Canada Energy, Mines and Resources, 117 p.
British Sulphur Corporation Limited, 1979, World survey of potash resources (3d ed.): London, British Sulphur Corporation Limited, 138 p.
Gardiner, C.D., 1990, Canadian Mines Handbook, 1989-1990: Toronto, Northern Miner Press, 608 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.
Mosaic Company, 2009, Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended May 31, 2009: Washington, D.C., U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, 63 p.
Roskill Information Services Ltd., 1989, The economics of potash (2d ed.): London, Roskill Information Services Ltd., 121 p.
Saskatchewan Energy and Mines, 1991, Mineral resources of Saskatchewan: Saskatchewan Energy and Mines Miscellaneous Report 91-5, 76 p.
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.