halokinetic potash-bearing salt in Germany

Geologic information

Location:10.2755, 52.6924
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Site typemine
Deposit typehalokinetic potash-bearing salt
Evaporite basinZechstein
Basin typeintracratonic basin
Geologic unitZechstein Group
Salt structureHofer
Potassium minerals:
Other minerals:
Geologic map unit10.2755, 52.6924
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Economic information

StatusPast Production
First year1909
Last year1977
Ore tonnage1) 0.097Million tonnes
K2O tonnage2) 0.0089Million tonnes
Data years2) 1936-1944
Data source1) Wood (1946); 2) U.S. Office...(1945)
Estimates of reserves or resources
Ore tonnage>4 provMillion tonnes
K2O tonnage>0.7Million tonnes
Grade of K2O17.5% of ore
Data sourceWood (1946)

Reference information


British Sulphur Corporation Limited, 1966, World survey of potash resources: London, British Sulphur Corporation Limited, 93 p.
Lefond, S.J., 1969, Handbook of world salt resources: New York, Plenum Press, 384 p.
Luttig, G.W., 1980, Industrial minerals and rocks in the area of the Federal Republic of Germany; guide to Excursion 079C of the 26th International Geological Congress, Paris, 1980, with contributions of Gunther Bauer, Axel Herrmann, Karl Seebode, Volker Stein, and Dieter Stoppel, in Luttig, G.W., ed., General geology of the Federal Republic of Germany with two excursions to industrial mineral rocks and environmental research: Stuttgart, E. Schweizerbart'sche Verlagsbuchhandlung, p. 37-59.
Mayrhofer, H., 1985, World reserves of mineable potash salts based on structural analysis, in Schreiber, B.C., and Harner, H.L., eds., Sixth international symposium on salt: Salt Institute, Sixth International Symposium on Salt, Toronto, May 24-28, 1983 [Proceedings], p. 141-160.
U.S. Office of Military Government for Germany, 1945, Report on barite, fluorspar, graphite, potash, pyrite, salt and other miscellaneous non-metallic minerals in Germany: U.S. Office of Military Government for Germany, Economic Division, Industry Branch, Coal and Non-Metallic Mining Section, 28 p.
Wood, F.W., 1946, The winning and refining of potash minerals in the western zones of Germany; Mining section: London, Great Britain, British Intelligence Objectives Sub-Committee Final Report 1400, 105 p.