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U. S. PHOSPHATE INDUSTRY: REVISED PROSPECTS AND POTENTIAL.

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Abstract

Although the United States is the world's largest producer and exporter of phosphates, serious doubts have arisen in recent years that U. S. deposits could sustain this important role. The development of borehole mining; i. e. , extracting the phosphate matrix as a slurry through a drill hole, however, is cause for optimism. Commercial borehole mining is still years away, but the potential advantages are numerous and important. Recent surveys also suggest that offshore deposits and deeply buried onshore deposits much exceed previous estimates. On the basis of the new technology and revised resource estimates, one can easily see the potential for increased production from U. S. deposits.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
U. S. PHOSPHATE INDUSTRY: REVISED PROSPECTS AND POTENTIAL.
Series title:
Marine Technology Society Journal
Volume
19
Issue:
4
Year Published:
1985
Language:
English
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
First page:
65
Last page:
67
Number of Pages:
3