Patience Lake

stratabound potash-bearing salt in Canada

Geologic information

CountryCanada
Location:-106.3776, 52.0899
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Site typemine
Deposit typestratabound potash-bearing salt
Evaporite basinElk Point
Basin typeintracratonic basin
Geologic unitPrairie Evaporite-Patience Lake Mbr
Age
Paleozoic
Devonian
Middle Devonian
Givetian
Minimum:Paleozoic-Devonian-Middle Devonian-Givetian
Maximum:Paleozoic-Devonian-Middle Devonian-Givetian
Commodities
Minerals
Potassium minerals:
Other minerals:
Lithology
Geologic map unit-106.3776, 52.0899
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Economic information

Depth1020m
Average grade27% K2O
Production
StatusActive Production
CompanyPotash Corp. (2010)
First year1958

Reference information

Comments

Solution mine; original workings closed due to flooding in 1987.

References

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.
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.