stratabound potash-bearing salt in Canada

Geologic information

Location:-105.2086, 51.8535
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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-105.2086, 51.8535
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Economic information

Average grade23% K2O
StatusActive Production (2009)
CompanyPotash Corp. (2010)
Ore tonnage146Million tonnes
K2O tonnage29.5Million tonnes
Grade of K2O20.2% of ore
Data sourceMoore and others (2010c)
Estimates of reserves or resources
Ore tonnage1969 prov+prob, 7369 meas+ind+infMillion tonnes
K2O tonnage496 prov+prob, 1731 meas+ind+infMillion tonnes
Grade of K2O25.2, 23.5% of ore
Data sourceMoore and others (2010c)

Reference information


All stated production, reserves, and resources in Patience Lake Mbr.


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., 2010c, National Instrument 43-101 technical report on Lanigan potash deposit (KLSA-001), Saskatchewan, Canada: Saskatoon, Sask., Potash Corporation of Sakatchewan Inc., 65 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
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.
Smith, M., 1982, Potash; Optimism prevails despite market gloom: Industrial Minerals, no. 176, p. 45-51.
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.