halokinetic potash-bearing salt in Russian Federation

Geologic information

CountryRussian Federation
Location:43.3359, 47.7084
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Site typearea
Deposit typehalokinetic potash-bearing salt
Evaporite basinPricaspian
Basin typepolyphasic basin
Geologic unitIren Fm or equivalent
Potassium minerals:
Other minerals:
Geologic map unit43.3359, 47.7084
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Economic information

StatusUnder Development (2006)
CompanyEuroChem (2011)
Estimates of reserves or resources
Ore tonnage1900Million tonnes
K2O tonnage18.8Million tonnes
Grade of K2O19.9% of ore
Data sourceChemical Business Newsbase (2010)

Reference information


Large deposit.


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