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Journal Article
Published: 01 July 2018
American Mineralogist (2018) 103 (7): 1136-1150.
... of composited drill-core samples over an identified ∼50 m interval in York Potash Ltd.'s boreholes SM6, SM9, and deflections SM9A and 9B.X-ray diffraction including structural refinement, thermal analysis, Raman spectroscopy, petrographic examination, quantitative microanalysis, and Sr isotopic analysis have...
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Journal Article
Journal: Economic Geology
Published: 01 May 2016
Economic Geology (2016) 111 (3): 719-742.
...S. J. Kemp; F. W. Smith; D. Wagner; I. Mounteney; C. P. Bell; C. J. Milne; C. J. B. Gowing; T. L. Pottas AbstractTraditionally, potash mineral deposits have been characterized using downhole geophysical logging in tandem with geochemical analysis of core samples to establish the critical potassium...
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Journal Article
Published: 01 February 2013
The Canadian Mineralogist (2013) 51 (1): 157-169.
...Rémy S. Poulin; Joel D. Grice AbstractVolkovskite [KCa4B22O32(OH)10Cl·4H2O] has been identified among numerous borate minerals obtained from potash deposits in New Brunswick. The crystals are vitreous, translucent, and colorless, varying from pale to deep orange.The crystals possess perfect {010...
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Journal Article
Published: 01 June 2008
The Canadian Mineralogist (2008) 46 (3): 671-677.
...Joel D. Grice AbstractLa szaibélyite, de composition idéale MgBO2(OH), est présente dans le membre Halite Supérieure des évaporites du groupe de Windsor à la mine exploitée par la Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan (division du Nouveau-Brunswick) à Penobsquis, comté de Kings, au Nouveau...
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Series: GSA Reviews in Engineering Geology
Published: 01 January 2008
DOI: 10.1130/2008.4119(09)
EISBN: 9780813758190
... early at the pilot plant, there might have been pressure to relocate it. Timing is important. Potash resources were assessed in 1976 by drilling 21 boreholes; four were completed as shallow hydrology observation wells. Data from all boreholes would have provided a comprehensive picture...
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Journal Article
Journal: AAPG Bulletin
Published: 01 September 2007
AAPG Bulletin (2007) 91 (9): 1217-1229.
...Patrick Walsh AbstractSeveral factors have led to reservoir underdevelopment in the Morrow Formation in southeast New Mexico, including conflicting interests with potash development companies, government regulations protecting potash resources, lack of completions within successful wells, and lack...
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Journal Article
Published: 22 February 2007
Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences (2007) 43 (12): 1859-1875.
...Don Gendzwill; Mel Stauffer AbstractReflection seismic data in the vicinity of the Colonsay potash mine near Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, reveal numerous shallow normal faults with vertical displacements of as much as 25 m. The faults cut the glacial deposits and Upper Cretaceous rocks to a maximum...
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Journal Article
Published: 01 June 2004
Bulletin of Canadian Petroleum Geology (2004) 52 (2): 156-176.
... in the study area. The spatial relationships of various lithologic units may serve as a predictor for the location of new Winnipegosis reef mounds and potash deposits. Both the Shell Lake Member and the top 20 metres of higher Winnipegosis reef mounds consist of anhydrite and carbonate. The anhydrite...
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Journal Article
Journal: Geophysics
Published: 01 January 2002
Geophysics (2002) 67 (1): 177-187.
...Roberto G. Francese; Zoltan Hajnal; Arnfinn Prugger AbstractA near-surface multifold high-resolution seismic reflection experiment was conducted in the vicinity of the waste management area of a potash mine in western Canada. A buried channel was identified in the data, and the stratigraphy...
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Journal Article
Published: 01 November 2001
European Journal of Mineralogy (2001) 13 (6): 1223-1233.
...Zhenhao DUAN; Wenxuan HU AbstractThe Qarhan Saline Lake is now in the stage iplaya lakeî, where brine lakes and a dry salt plain coexist. Although an inland lake, it has large amount of marine-type salts. In this lake, there are three different occurrences of potash salts: disseminated, stratoid...
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Journal Article
Journal: Geology
Published: 01 March 2001
Geology (2001) 29 (3): 251-254.
... recorded in the fluid inclusions can be explained by the evaporation of present-day seawater as a major recharge. The sulfate depletion in the brines is responsible for the type of potash deposit formed, potassium-magnessium sulfates or sylvite. This sulfate depletion can be due either to dolomitization...
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Journal: Geophysics
Published: 01 June 1999
Geophysics (1999) 64 (3): 970-980.
Journal Article
Published: 01 January 1998
Journal of Sedimentary Research (1998) 68 (1): 43-52.
...Dioni I. Cendon; Carlos Ayora; Juan-Jose Pueyo Abstract"Barren bodies" are meter-size lens-like features in sylvite beds where sylvite is absent or depleted. They are commonly found when mining potash deposits. Most barren bodies are believed to be formed by selective dissolution of sylvite, due...
Journal Article
Published: 01 September 1997
Journal of Sedimentary Research (1997) 67 (5): 913-922.
..., but intermittent inflows caused brine dilution so that it could maintain halite precipitation for a long time. During long periods of evaporative concentration and reduced inflow, brines in the basin could reach the sylvite saturation level so that potash chlorides and sulfates started to precipitate. The potash...
Journal Article
Journal: Geophysics
Published: 01 May 1993
Geophysics (1993) 58 (5): 741-748.
...D. J. Gendzwill; Randy Brehm AbstractHigh-resolution seismic reflections underground in a deep potash mine in Canada have been collected using a hammer for a seismic source, 50 Hz geophones, and a digital, stacking seismograph with 0.1 ms sampling rate. Data were obtained with 12-fold redundancy...
Journal Article
Published: 01 April 1993
Exploration and Mining Geology (1993) 2 (2): 129-138.
Journal Article
Published: 01 April 1992
European Journal of Mineralogy (1992) 4 (2): 345-354.
Journal Article
Journal: Geophysics
Published: 01 December 1988
Geophysics (1988) 53 (12): 1556-1564.
...A. P. Annan; J. L. Davis; D. Gendzwill AbstractDry salt has a very low electrical conductivity which permits radio signals to be transmitted through substantial thicknesses of salt with little attenuation. Radar sounding experiments conducted in several potash mines in Saskatchewan, Canada confirm...
Journal Article
Journal: GSA Bulletin
Published: 01 April 1988
GSA Bulletin (1988) 100 (4): 592-608.
...TIM K. LOWENSTEIN AbstractTwo types of metre-scale depositional cycles have been recognized within the McNutt Potash Zone of the Permian Salado evaporites. The cycles record progressive drawdown and concentration of brine in a shallow, marginal marine basin. "Type I" cycles, made of basal...
Journal Article
Published: 01 September 1986
Journal of Sedimentary Research (1986) 56 (5): 648-656.
...Donald G. Harville; Steven J. Fritz AbstractClays are a prevalent constituent of the McNutt Potash Member of the upper Salado Formation (Permian), New Mexico. The mode of clay distribution is varied and is an important indicator of fluid movement. Clays in the study area occur as thick clay seams...