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Mineral resource of the month: phosphate rock

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Phosphate rock minerals provide the only significant global resources of phosphorus, which is an essential element for plant and animal nutrition. Phosphate rock is used primarily as a principal component of nitrogen-phosphorus-potassium fertilizers, but also to produce elemental phosphorus and animal feed.

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Title:
Mineral resource of the month: phosphate rock
Series title:
Geotimes
Volume
2007
Issue:
May
Year Published:
2007
Language:
English
Publisher:
AGI
Contributing office(s):
National Minerals Information Center
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