mixed stratabound potash-bearing salt and halokinetic potash-bearing salt in Thailand

Geologic information

Location:102.799, 17.311
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Site typearea
Deposit typemixed stratabound potash-bearing salt and halokinetic potash-bearing salt
Evaporite basinSakon Nakhon
Basin typeintracratonic basin
Geologic unitMaha Sarakham Fm
Upper Cretaceous
Minimum:Mesozoic-Cretaceous-Upper Cretaceous
Maximum:Mesozoic-Cretaceous-Upper Cretaceous
Potassium minerals:
Other minerals:
Geologic map unit102.799, 17.311
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Economic information

Average grade24% K2O
Estimates of reserves or resources
Ore tonnage225 meas+indMillion tonnes
K2O tonnage54 meas+indMillion tonnes
Grade of K2O24% of ore
Data sourceIndustrial Minerals (2002b)

Reference information


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Industrial Minerals, 2002b, Udon Thani potash progress: Industrial Minerals, no. 422, p. 55-56.
Industrial Minerals, 2003, Green light for Udon Thani potash: Industrial Minerals, no. 435, p. 9.
Japakasetr, T., 1980, Potash deposits of northeast Thailand, in Sheldon, R.P., and Burnett, W.C., eds., Fertilizer mineral potential in Asia and the Pacific: Honolulu, Hawaii, East-West Resource Systems Institute, p. 399-409.
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Suwanich, P., 2007, Potash-evaporite deposits in Thailand, in Tantiwanit, W., ed., Geothai'2007, Proceedings of the International Conference on Geology of Thailand; Towards Sustainable Development and Sufficiency Economy, Bankok, Thailand, November 21-22, 2007: [Thailand] Department of Mineral Resources, p. 252-262.