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

Geologic information

Location:102.883, 17.342
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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 unit102.883, 17.342
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Economic information

Estimates of reserves or resources
Ore tonnage665 ind+infMillion tonnes
K2O tonnage114 ind+infMillion tonnes
Grade of K2O17.2% of ore
Data sourceLomas (2002)

Reference information


Garrett, D.E., 1996, Potash; Deposits, processing, properties and uses: New York, Chapman and Hall, 734 p.
Hite, R.J., and Japakasetr, Thawat, 1979, Potash deposits of the Khorat Plateau, Thailand and Laos: Economic Geology, v. 74, no. 2, p. 448-458.
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.
Lines, M., 2005, Full of mineral potential; South east Asian projects review: Industrial Minerals, no. 450, p. 46-49.
Lomas, S., 2002, Technical Report for the Udon North Deposit, Udon Thani Concession, Thailand, prepared for Asia Pacific Potash Corporation: Vancouver, British Columbia, MRDI Canada, variously paged.
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.