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The phosphate mining industry employed 2,200 people. The value of phosphate rock mined was US$2.2 billion. As of 2015, there are 10 active phosphate mines in four states: Florida, North Carolina, Idaho, and Utah. The eastern phosphate deposits are mined from open pits. The western deposits are mined from both surface and underground mines.

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  • Phosphate Rock Statistics and Information

    Phosphate Rock Statistics and Information

    Phosphate rock minerals are the only significant global resources of phosphorus. The United States is the worlds leading producer and consumer of phosphate rock, which is used to manufacture phosphate fertilizers and industrial products.

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  • Phosphate Mining in the US and Canada | INN

    Phosphate Mining in the US and Canada | INN

    Phosphate mining in the US Led by Minnesota-based Mosaic (NYSE: MOS), the world’s largest phosphate producer, the US has a strong history of phosphate refining and production. The company has...

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  • Countries With the Largest Phosphate Reserves

    Countries With the Largest Phosphate Reserves

    Mar 23, 2018 · There are about 10 active phosphate mines in the US spread across the states of Florida, Idaho, North Carolina, and Utah totaling about 1.1 billion metric tons. Peru, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Australia, and Iraq each account for 1% of the phosphate reserves in the world.

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  • What Is Involved in Phosphate Mining? with pictures

    What Is Involved in Phosphate Mining? with pictures

    Sep 07, 2019 · Most phosphate mining is conducted as open-pit mining rather than subsurface mining. In a typical mining operation, a layer of topsoil and other material is removed and placed into already-mined …

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  • Openpit phosphate mines approved in Idaho with safeguards

    Openpit phosphate mines approved in Idaho with safeguards

    BOISE, Idaho — Federal officials have approved two open-pit phosphate mines in eastern Idaho that include environmental protections intended to prevent the type of pollution caused by past ...

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  • What Is Involved in Phosphate Mining? with pictures

    What Is Involved in Phosphate Mining? with pictures

    Sep 07, 2019 · Phosphate mining involves the extraction of ores containing chemical compounds rich in substances that contain the phosphate ion. These ores vary in their composition, and different varieties of phosphate rock require different mining techniques. Processing of the mined ore follows extraction.

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  • Aurora Fossil Museum  Aurora Phosphate Mine

    Aurora Fossil Museum Aurora Phosphate Mine

    Geology, Aurora Phosphate Mine, NC Coastal Plain, NC Minerals The geology of the area near the town of Aurora, North Carolina takes us back millions of years ago when the ocean covered the area of what is now part of the coastal plain.

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  • DANGERS OF PHOSPHATE MINES  Our Santa Fe River Inc

    DANGERS OF PHOSPHATE MINES Our Santa Fe River Inc

    DANGERS OF PHOSPHATE MINES. The areas around phosphate facilities in central Florida usually consist of cattle ranches and agriculture with some residential areas as well. The surrounding flora absorb (uptake) the toxic elements caused by phosphate mining, through the root system into the leaves from reclaimed mined soils.

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  • PHOSPHATE PRIMER

    PHOSPHATE PRIMER

    Animals get phosphate from their food. The bulk of the phosphate we mine – about 90% – is used to produce phosphate fertilizers. Another 5% is used to make animal feed supplements. The remaining 5% goes into making a variety of products from soft drinks to toothpaste to metal coatings. Phosphate is a limited resource that cannot be replaced.

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  • The Clock is Ticking on Floridas Mountains of Hazardous

    The Clock is Ticking on Floridas Mountains of Hazardous

    Apr 26, 2017 · Mosaic is currently mining phosphate rock on more than 70,000 of the 380,000 acres it owns in Manatee, Hillsborough, Polk and Hardee counties.

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  • Openpit phosphate mines approved in Idaho with

    Openpit phosphate mines approved in Idaho with

    Federal officials have approved two open-pit phosphate mines in eastern Idaho that include environmental protections intended to prevent the type of pollution caused by past phosphate mining …

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  • Phosphate Management Program | Florida Department of

    Phosphate Management Program | Florida Department of

    The Phosphate Management Program regulates (permitting, compliance, enforcement) the design, construction, operation and maintenance of phosphogypsum stack systems. It ensures the proper closure and long-term monitoring and maintenance of those systems which have concluded useful production, or which are otherwise required by rule to be closed.

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  • New openpit phosphate mines approved near Soda Springs

    New openpit phosphate mines approved near Soda Springs

    Federal officials have approved two open-pit phosphate mines in East Idaho that include environmental protections intended to prevent the type of pollution caused by past phosphate mining in the area.

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  • U.S. Operations | J.R. Simplot Company

    U.S. Operations | J.R. Simplot Company

    From field to freezer, the advancements within allow us to do more with less and sustainably lead for generations to come. Moses Lake, Washington, potato processing plant The Moses Lake plant processes a variety of products, including tater gems, hashbrowns, dehydrated potato granules, as well as shoestring, thincut, and regular french fries.

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  • Reserves and Resources DC World Phosphate Rock

    Reserves and Resources DC World Phosphate Rock

    Nearly all phosphate fertilizer production is based on phosphate rock containing some form of the mineral apatite. There are two main types of phosphate rock deposits - sedimentary and igneous. Sedimentary phosphate deposits are exploited to produce more than 80 percent of the total world production of phosphate rock.

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  • Openpit phosphate mines approved in Idaho

    Openpit phosphate mines approved in Idaho

    BOISE, Idaho — Federal officials have approved two open-pit phosphate mines in eastern Idaho that include environmental protections intended to prevent the type of pollution caused by past ...

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  • Noralyn Phosphate Mine | Abandoned Florida

    Noralyn Phosphate Mine | Abandoned Florida

    Noralyn Phosphate Mine. The Hawthorn Foundation is a layer of clay and limestone deposited millions of years ago when the coast of Florida was located near Lake Wales is now, about 60 miles inland from where the coast is now. Phosphate began to form on top of it when dissolved phosphate solidified and combined with the remains of sealife.

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  • Noralyn Phosphate Mine | Abandoned Florida

    Noralyn Phosphate Mine | Abandoned Florida

    The Noralyn phosphate mine was one of many mining operations around the Bone Valley region, known for having the largest deposits of phosphate in the US.

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  • Mineral Resource of the Month: Phosphate Rock | EARTH Magazine

    Mineral Resource of the Month: Phosphate Rock | EARTH Magazine

    Phosphate rock was discovered in central Florida in the 1880s, and because of the extensive, high-quality deposits and lower mining cost, it quickly became the leading phosphate-producing state. Currently, phosphate rock is mined in Florida, Idaho, North Carolina and Utah.

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  • Phosphate: A Critical Resource Misused and Now Running Low

    Phosphate: A Critical Resource Misused and Now Running Low

    Jul 07, 2011 · Phosphate: A Critical Resource Misused and Now Running Low. It takes one ton of phosphate to produce every 130 tons of grain, which is why the world mines about 170 million tons of phosphate rock every year to ship around the world and keep soils fertile. Currently, only about 15 percent of that comes from mines in the Western Sahara and Morocco.

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  • Openpit phosphate mines approved in Idaho with

    Openpit phosphate mines approved in Idaho with

    Federal officials have approved two open-pit phosphate mines in eastern Idaho that include environmental protections intended to prevent the type of pollution caused by …

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  • Openpit phosphate mines approved in Idaho with safeguards

    Openpit phosphate mines approved in Idaho with safeguards

    Aug 19, 2019 · BOISE — Federal officials have approved two open-pit phosphate mines in eastern Idaho that include environmental protections intended to prevent …

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  • Tunisias phosphate mines  between a rock and a hard

    Tunisias phosphate mines between a rock and a hard

    Since 20 January 2018, workers and unemployed youth have been blocking the entrances to several phosphate mines in Ghafsa, Tunisia’s mining region, effectively halting phosphate production. Tunisia’s mining sector. Tunisia has significant deposits of iron, zinc, clay and phosphate. Phosphate mining began in 1996. By 2010, before the overthrow of former president Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, Tunisia was …

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  • A Sinking Feeling about Floridas Phosphate Mines

    A Sinking Feeling about Floridas Phosphate Mines

    Oct 17, 2016 · A Sinking Feeling about Florida’s Phosphate Mines. Mosaic, the world’s largest phosphate company, made headlines around the world when a giant sinkhole opened up in August in a towering stack of acidic, radioactive phosphate mining waste. The sinkhole sent a reported 215 million gallons of polluted water into the underground fresh water aquifer.

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  • SIMPLOT AGRIBUSINESS www.simplot.com Smoky Canyon

    SIMPLOT AGRIBUSINESS www.simplot.com Smoky Canyon

    The Smoky Canyon Mine produces over 2 million tons of phosphate ore annually. Annually, the J.R. Simplot Company spends approximately $39.4 million in local communities for goods and services such as diesel fuel, large equipment parts and repair, tires, restaurants and caterers.

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  • Misr Phosphate

    Misr Phosphate

    The Red Sea Mines stretches along the coast of the Red Sea West wards between two major cities Safaga and Qussier. The phosphate extracted from Red Sea mines is of grades ranging from 25-32% P2O5 and can reach in some parts of the mine to 33% Those grades makes Red Sea Mines ideal for the production of Phosphoric and all types of fertilizers.

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  • Phosphate Management Program | Florida Department of

    Phosphate Management Program | Florida Department of

    Phosphate Management Rules and Permit Application Forms. The Phosphate Management Program operates under Chapter 62-520, 62-671, 62-672, 62-673, Florida Administrative Code (F.A.C.), and Chapter 403, Florida Statutes (F.S.). NPDES permit application forms can be …

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  • The Syrian Phosphate War  Tehrans Large Acquisition

    The Syrian Phosphate War Tehrans Large Acquisition

    The latter included the mines of Khunayfis that are located 60 kilometers away from the south-west of Palmyra, one of the largest and most important phosphate mines in Syria. He added that the Syrian phosphate is characterized by the presence of Phosphorus Pentoxide (P 2 O 5 ), as its percentage in Khunayfis ores ranges between 28 % and 34 %.

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