San Cataldo

halokinetic potash-bearing salt in Italy

Geologic information

CountryItaly
Location:13.964, 37.492
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Site typemine
Deposit typehalokinetic potash-bearing salt
Evaporite basinCaltanissetta
Basin typeconvergent basin
Geologic unitSolfifera Series
Age
Cenozoic
Neogene
Miocene
Minimum:Cenozoic-Neogene-Miocene
Maximum:Cenozoic-Neogene-Miocene
Commodities
Minerals
Potassium minerals:
Other minerals:
Lithology
Notes:Small deposit; 3 beds thick enough to mine (3-m, 20-m, and 2-m thick).
Geologic map unit13.964, 37.492
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Economic information

Average grade12% K2O
Production
StatusPast Production
Last year1981

Reference information

References

British Sulphur Corporation Limited, 1975, World survey of potash resources (2d ed.): London, British Sulphur Corporation Limited, 148 p.
Garrett, D.E., 1996, Potash; Deposits, processing, properties and uses: New York, Chapman and Hall, 734 p.
Harben, P.W., and Kuzvart, M., 1996, Industrial minerals; A global geology: London, Industrial Minerals Information Ltd., 462 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.