Mosaic Nash Draw

stratabound potash-bearing salt in United States of America

Geologic information

CountryUnited States of America
Location:-103.8852, 32.3501
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Site typemine
Deposit typestratabound potash-bearing salt
Evaporite basinPermian
Basin typeintracratonic basin
Geologic unitSalado Fm
Potassium minerals:
Other minerals:
Notes:2 ore bodies; sylvite is from the Tenth Ore Zone.
Geologic map unit-103.8852, 32.3501
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Economic information

Depthlang: 328; syl: 274m
StatusActive Production (2008)
First year1964
Estimates of reserves or resources
Ore tonnage28.85 recMillion tonnes
Grade of K2O6.9-9% of ore
Data sourceBritish Sulphur (1984)

Reference information


22 miles E of Carlsbad.


Barker, J.M., and Austin, G.S., 1996, Overview of the Carlsbad Potash District, New Mexico, in Austin, G.S., Hoffman, G.K., Barker, J.M., Zidek, J., and Gilson, N., eds., Proceedings of the 31st forum on the geology of industrial minerals; The Borderland Forum, El Paso, Tex., April 23-28, 1995, Preceedings: Socorro, New Mexico Bureau of Mines and Mineral Resources Bulletin 154, p. 49-61.
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.
British Sulphur Corporation Limited, 1975, World survey of potash resources (2d ed.): London, British Sulphur Corporation Limited, 148 p.
British Sulphur Corporation Limited, 1984, World survey of potash resources (4th ed.): London, British Sulphur Corporation Limited, 145 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.