stratabound potash-bearing salt in Canada

Geologic information

Location:-105.353, 50.6853
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Site typelease/concession/permit area
Deposit typestratabound potash-bearing salt
Evaporite basinElk Point
Basin typeintracratonic basin
Geologic unitPrairie Evaporite-Patience Lake Mbr-Belle Plaine Mbr-Esterhazy Mbr
Middle Devonian
Minimum:Paleozoic-Devonian-Middle Devonian-Givetian
Maximum:Paleozoic-Devonian-Middle Devonian-Givetian
Potassium minerals:
Other minerals:
Geologic map unit-105.353, 50.6853
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Economic information

StatusUnder Development
CompanyK+S (2011)
Estimates of reserves or resources
Ore tonnagemeas+ind+inf: Patience Lake 15428, Belle Plaine 7476, Esterhazy 7211Million tonnes
K2O tonnagemeas+ind+inf: Patience Lake 3047, Belle Plaine 1373, Esterhazy 1211Million tonnes
Grade of K2O19.98, 18.36, 16.79% of ore
Data sourceHardy, Halabura and Shewfelt (2009)

Reference information


Resources in 2 main intervals; adjacent to Belle Plaine mine.


Bout, J., and Chiang, K., 2008, Global potash supply; A focus on Saskatchewan exploration: Toronto, CIBC World Markets Inc. Equity Research Industry Update, 70 p.
Hardy, M., and Halabura, S.P., 2007, Technical report concerning subsurface mineral permit KP 289, Findlater area, Saskatchewan; Prepared for ISX Resources, Inc.: Grand Junction, Colo., Agapito Associates, Inc. and North Rim Exploration Ltd., 107 p.
Hardy, Michael, Halabura, S.P., and Shewfelt, Debbie, 2009, Technical report; 2009 potash resource assessment for subsurface mineral permit KP 289, Saskatchewan: Grand Junction, Colo., Agapito Associates, Inc. and North Rim Exploration Ltd., 169 p.
Industrial Minerals, 2008d, Ringbolt enters Canadian potash: Industrial Minerals, no. 487, p. 23.
Northern Miner, 2008, Potash One raising more funds for Legacy: Northern Miner, v. 93, no. 52.