halokinetic potash-bearing salt in Mexico

Geologic information

Location:-94.738, 17.8373
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Site typemineral occurrence
Deposit typehalokinetic potash-bearing salt
Evaporite basinGulf of Mexico
Basin typemarine rift basin
Geologic unitSalina Fm
Upper Triassic
Minimum:Mesozoic-Triassic-Upper Triassic
Maximum:Mesozoic-Triassic-Upper Triassic
Potassium minerals:
Other minerals:
Notes:A drill hole encountered a 2-m bed at a depth of 500 m.
Geologic map unit-94.738, 17.8373
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Economic information

Average grade14% K2O
Estimates of reserves or resources
Ore tonnage12Million tonnes
Grade of K2O14% of ore
Data years1963
Data sourceNotholt (1983)

Reference information


Alatorre, Armando; Harben, Peter; McVey, Hal; and Santini, Ken, 1995, Mexico; Opportunities in industrial minerals, in Tabilio, Marialena, and Dupras, D.L., eds., 29th forum on the geology of industrial minerals, Long Beach, Calif., April 25-30, 1993, Proceedings: California Division of Mines and Geology Special Publication 110, p. 269-312.
Cardenas Vargas, Jose, Lopez Avila, Javier, Parga Perez, J.de-.J., Cortes Guzman, Hugo, and Perez Rodriguez, A.E., eds., and Castro Mora, Jesús, Hernandez Perez, Israel, Velez Lopez, Julio, and Baca Carreon, J.C., comps., 1994, Monografia geologico-minera del Estado de Veracruz [Geological-mining monograph of Veracruz State]: Pachuca, Mexico, Consejo de Recursos Minerales Publicacion M-13e, 123 p.
Castillon, M., and Larios, J.P., 1963, Salt deposits of the Isthmas of Tehuantepec, in Bersticker, A.C., Hoekstra, K.E., and Hall, J.F., eds., Symposium on salt: Northern Ohio Geological Society, First Symposium on Salt, Cleveland, Ohio, May 1962 [Proceedings], p. 263-280.
Notholt, A.J.G., 1983, Potash in developing countries, in McKercher, R.M., ed., Potash 83; Potash technology; mining, processing, maintenance, transportation, occupational health and safety, environment: Toronto, Canada, Pergamon Press, p. 29-40.
Salas, G.P., 1989, Minerales industriales de Mexico [Industrial minerals of Mexico]: Geomimet, v. 159, p. 32-42.