Savannakhet Plain-Kengkok

stratabound potash-bearing salt in Lao People's Democratic Republic

Geologic information

CountryLao People's Democratic Republic
Location:105.1833, 16.5
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Site typemineral occurrence
Deposit typestratabound potash-bearing salt
Evaporite basinSakhon Nakhon
Basin typeintracratonic basin
Geologic unitMaha Sarakham Fm
Upper Cretaceous
Minimum:Mesozoic-Cretaceous-Upper Cretaceous
Maximum:Mesozoic-Cretaceous-Upper Cretaceous
Potassium minerals:
Other minerals:
Notes:Chinese literature classifies the Lao potash as part of the Paleocene Thangone Formation (Tan and others, 2010).
Geologic map unit105.1833, 16.5
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Reference information


Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific, 1990, Lao People's Democratic Republic: New York, United Nations, Atlas of Mineral Resources of the ESCAP Region, v. 7, 19 p.
Fan, P.-F., 2000, Accreted terranes and mineral deposits of Indochina: Journal of Asian Earth Sciences, v. 18, no. 3, p. 343-350.
Garrett, D.E., 1996, Potash; Deposits, processing, properties and uses: New York, Chapman and Hall, 734 p.
Tan H., Ma H., Li B., Zhange X., and Xiao Y., 2010, Strontium and boron isotopic constraint on the marine origin of the Khammuane potash deposits in southeastern Laos: Chinese Science Bulletin, v. 55, no. 27-28, p. 3,181-3,188.