halokinetic potash-bearing salt in Canada

Geologic information

Location:-65.4138, 45.7473
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Site typemine
Deposit typehalokinetic potash-bearing salt
Evaporite basinMaritimes
Basin typeintracratonic basin
Geologic unitWindsor Group-Cassidy Lake Fm
Salt structureAnagance
Middle Mississippian
Minimum:Paleozoic-Carboniferous-Mississippian-Middle Mississippian-Visean
Maximum:Paleozoic-Carboniferous-Mississippian-Middle Mississippian-Visean
Potassium minerals:
Other minerals:
Notes:Plumweseep is the dome at the southwestern end of the Anagance diapiric anticline; Penobsquis is the dome at the northeastern end; Picadilly is composed of the deposits on the SE limb of the diapiric anticline.
Geologic map unit-65.4138, 45.7473
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Economic information

StatusActive Production
First year1983
Ore tonnage46.4Million tonnes
K2O tonnage10.77Million tonnes
Grade of K2O23.24% of ore
Data years1983-2007
Data sourceMoore and others (2008)
Estimates of reserves or resources
Ore tonnage472.3 ind+inf (in place), 195.0 prov+prob recMillion tonnes
Data years2007
Data sourceMoore and others (2008)

Reference information


Dean P., Fowler, J.H., Burnett, D., Pare, C., Banatyne, B.B., Guliov, P., Hamilton, W.N., and Hora, Z.D., 1984, Industrial minerals in Canada; A review of recent developments: Industrial Minerals, no. 200, p. 63-125.
Garrett, D.E., 1996, Potash; Deposits, processing, properties and uses: New York, Chapman and Hall, 734 p.
Industrial Minerals, 2007c, PCS new mine and expansion: Industrial Minerals, no. 479, p. 13.
Moore, G., Appleyard, J., Danyluk, T., Nemeth, B., Prugger, A., and Roulston, B., 2008, National Instrument 43-101 technical report on Penobsquis and Picadilly potash deposits, King's County, New Brunswick, Canada: Saskatoon, Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan Inc., 83 p.
Schwerdtner, W.M., and Morrison, M.J., 1974, Internal-flow mechanism of salt and sylvinite in Anagance diapiric anticline near Sussex, New Brunswick, in Coogan, A.H., ed., Fourth symposium on salt: Northern Ohio Geological Society, Fourth Symposium on Salt, Houston, Tex., April 8-12, 1974 [Proceedings] p. 241-248. (Also available at
Webb, T.C., 2009, Potash: New Brunswick Department of Natural Resources Mineral Commodity Profile 4, 8 p.