Clover Hill

halokinetic potash-bearing salt in Canada

Geologic information

Location:-65.5708, 45.56
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Site typemine
Deposit typehalokinetic potash-bearing salt
Evaporite basinMaritimes
Basin typeintracratonic basin
Geologic unitWindsor Group-Cassidy Lake Fm
Middle Mississippian
Minimum:Paleozoic-Carboniferous-Mississippian-Middle Mississippian-Visean
Maximum:Paleozoic-Carboniferous-Mississippian-Middle Mississippian-Visean
Potassium minerals:
Other minerals:
Geologic map unit-65.5708, 45.56
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Economic information

Thickness1-25 (ave 12)m
Average grade28% K2O
StatusPast Production
First year1985
Estimates of reserves or resources
Ore tonnage>230 prov+prob+possMillion tonnes
Grade of K2O28% of ore
Data years1986
Data sourceWebb (2009)

Reference information


2 years production.


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Gardiner, C.D., 1990, Canadian Mines Handbook, 1989-1990: Toronto, Northern Miner Press, 608 p.
Garrett, D.E., 1996, Potash; Deposits, processing, properties and uses: New York, Chapman and Hall, 734 p.
Roskill Information Services Ltd., 1989, The economics of potash (2d ed.): London, Roskill Information Services Ltd., 121 p.
Webb, T.C., 2001, Industrial rock and mineral development and opportunities in New Brunswick, in Dunlop, S., and Simandl, G.J., eds., Industrial minerals in Canada: Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum Special Volume 53, p. 255-262.
Webb, T.C., 2009, Potash: New Brunswick Department of Natural Resources Mineral Commodity Profile 4, 8 p.