stratabound potash-bearing salt in United States of America

Geologic information

CountryUnited States of America
Location:-109.8333, 34.75
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Site typebasin
Deposit typestratabound potash-bearing salt
Evaporite basinHolbrook
Basin typeintracratonic basin
Geologic unitSupai Salt Fm
Potassium minerals:
Other minerals:
Notes:The 3rd of 4 salt zones contains a low grade potash horizon that extends over an area of 780 sq. km; but 130 sq. km are under National Park; sylvinite layer is extremely discontinuous with a high clay content.
Geologic map unit-109.8333, 34.75
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Part of the deposit underlies Petrified Forest National Park.


British Sulphur Corporation Limited, 1975, World survey of potash resources (2d ed.): London, British Sulphur Corporation Limited, 148 p.
British Sulphur Corporation Limited, 1979, World survey of potash resources (3d ed.): London, British Sulphur Corporation Limited, 138 p.
Dean, W.E., and Tung, A.L., 1974, Trace and minor elements in anhydrite and halite, Supai Formation (Permian), east-central Arizona, 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. 287-301. (Also available at http://www.saltinstitute.org/content/download/1222/6852.)
Garrett, D.E., 1996, Potash; Deposits, processing, properties and uses: New York, Chapman and Hall, 734 p.
Moran, A.V., Aiken, J.L., Stone, C., and Daviess, F., 2011, National Instrument 43-101 Technical Report on exploration potential Holbrook Basin potash project, Navajo County, Arizona; Report prepared for Passport Potash Inc.: Tucson, Ariz., SRK Consulting, 68 p. and appendices.
Rauzi, S.L., 2008, Potash and related resources of the Holbrook Basin, Arizona: Arizona Geological Survey Open File Report 08-07, 21 p.
Williams-Stroud, S.C., Searls, J.P., and Hite, R.J., 1994, Potash resources, in Carr, D.D., ed., Industrial minerals and rocks: Littleton, Colo., Society for Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration, p. 783-802.