Starobin 4

stratabound potash-bearing salt in Belarus

Geologic information

Location:27.7643, 52.8
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Site typemine
Deposit typestratabound potash-bearing salt
Evaporite basinPripyat
Basin typecontinental rift basin
Geologic unitLebedyan Horizon
Upper Devonian
Minimum:Paleozoic-Devonian-Upper Devonian-Famennian
Maximum:Paleozoic-Devonian-Upper Devonian-Famennian
Potassium minerals:
Other minerals:
Geologic map unit27.7643, 52.8
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Economic information

Thickness2-7; 1-4; 4.5; 25-35m
Depth350-620; 370-700; 350-1200; 600-1335m
StatusActive Production (2012)
CompanyBelaruskali (2012)
First year1979

Reference information


British Sulphur Corporation Limited, 1975, World survey of potash resources (2d ed.): London, British Sulphur Corporation Limited, 148 p.
British Sulphur Corporation Limited, 1984, World survey of potash resources (4th ed.): London, British Sulphur Corporation Limited, 145 p.
Derevyankin, Y., Ivanova, N., and Derevyankina, L., 1998, Gold in potash ores of the Starobin deposit: Fizykochemiczne Problemy Mineralurgii, v. 32, p. 275-280.
Garrett, D.E., 1996, Potash; Deposits, processing, properties and uses: New York, Chapman and Hall, 734 p.
Korenevskiy, S.M., 1990, Lithotypes of potassium-bearing formations: Lithology and Mineral Resources, v. 25, no. 2, p. 99-106.
Petrychenko, O.Y., and Peryt, T.M., 2004, Geochemical conditions of deposition in the Upper Devonian Prypiac' and Dnipro-Donets evaporite basins (Belarus and Ukraine): The Journal of Geology, v. 112, p. 577-592.
Williams-Stroud, S.C., Searls, J.P., and Hite, R.J., 1994, Potash resources, in Carr, D.D., ed., Industrial minerals and rocks: Littleton, Colo., Society for Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration, p. 783-802.
Zharkov, M.A., 1984, Paleozoic salt bearing formations of the world: New York, Springer-Verlag, 427 p.