Cane Creek

halokinetic potash-bearing salt in United States of America

Geologic information

CountryUnited States of America
Location:-109.6578, 38.5225
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Site typemine
Deposit typehalokinetic potash-bearing salt
Evaporite basinParadox
Basin typeintracratonic basin
Geologic unitHermosa Fm-Paradox Mbr
Middle Pennsylvanian
Minimum:Paleozoic-Carboniferous-Pennsylvanian-Middle Pennsylvanian-Moscovian
Maximum:Paleozoic-Carboniferous-Pennsylvanian-Middle Pennsylvanian-Moscovian
Potassium minerals:
Other minerals:
Notes:Ore body is heavily folded in this area.
Geologic map unit-109.6578, 38.5225
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Economic information

Average grade23% K2O
StatusActive Production
First year1964
Estimates of reserves or resources
Ore tonnage208.6Million tonnes
Grade of K2O20-30% of ore
Data sourceBritish Sulphur (1984)

Reference information


Solution mining of 5th cycle sylvite from old underground workings; process water from Colorado River; 14 km SW of Moab.


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.
Hite, R.J., and Lohman, S.W., 1973, Geologic appraisal of Paradox basin salt deposits for waste emplacement: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report OF 73-114, 75 p.
Roskill Information Services Ltd., 1989, The economics of potash (2d ed.): London, Roskill Information Services Ltd., 121 p.
Tripp, B.T., 2001, Industrial rock and mineral resources and developments in Utah, in Bon, R.L., Riordan, R.F., Tripp, B.T., and Krukowski, S.T., eds., Proceedings of the 35th forum on the geology of industrial minerals; The Intermountain West Forum 1999, Salt Lake City, Utah, May 2-7, 1999, Proceedings: Utah Geological Survey Miscellaneous Publication 01-2, p. 79-92.
Warren, J., 1999, Evaporites; Their evolution and economics: Malden, Mass., Blackwell Science, 438 p.