stratabound potash-bearing salt in United States of America

Geologic information

CountryUnited States of America
Location:-103.9995, 32.5732
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Site typemine
Deposit typestratabound potash-bearing salt
Evaporite basinPermian
Basin typeintracratonic basin
Geologic unitSalado Fm
Potassium minerals:
Other minerals:
Notes:Sylvite from the First Ore Zone; sylvite and langbeinite from the Fifth Ore Zone; langbeinite from Fourth Ore Zone; originally mined higher grade ore from First Ore Zone, but started mining lower grade ore from the Seventh Ore Zone in 1967.
Geologic map unit-103.9995, 32.5732
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Economic information

StatusPast Production
First year1935

Reference information


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Barker, James, and Gundiler, Ibrahim, 2008, New Mexico potash; Past, present, and future: New Mexico Bureau of Geology and Mineral Resources New Mexico Earth Matters, Summer 2008, p. 1-4.
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Roskill Information Services Ltd., 1989, The economics of potash (2d ed.): London, Roskill Information Services Ltd., 121 p.
Russell, Alison, 1988b, Potash; Long haul recovery under way: Industrial Minerals, no. 244, p. 16-34.