stratabound potash-bearing salt in Canada

Geologic information

Location:-106.8534, 52.093
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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-106.8534, 52.093
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Economic information

Average grade26% K2O
StatusActive Production (2009)
CompanyPotash Corp. (2010)
First year1969
Ore tonnage80.456Million tonnes
K2O tonnage19.9Million tonnes
Grade of K2O24.7% of ore
Data sourceMoore and others (2010b)
Estimates of reserves or resources
Ore tonnage217 prov+prob, 4242 meas+ind+infMillion tonnes
K2O tonnage53.6 prov+prob, 9672 meas+ind+infMillion tonnes
Grade of K2O24.7, 22.8% of ore
Data sourceMoore and others (2010b)

Reference information


British Sulphur Corporation Limited, 1979, World survey of potash resources (3d ed.): London, British Sulphur Corporation Limited, 138 p.
Moore, G., Danyluk, T.K., Franklin, B., Prugger, A., and VanderMost, A., 2010b, National Instrument 43-101 technical report on Cory potash deposit (KL-103R), Saskatchewan, Canada: Saskatoon, Sask., Potash Corporation of Sakatchewan Inc., 63 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.
Warren, J., 1999, Evaporites; Their evolution and economics: Malden, Mass., Blackwell Science, 438 p.
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.