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Mining of phosphate

Phosphate mining is an important part of the process of producing chemical fertilizers. The specific processes used to extract phosphate rock depend on the geographic characteristics of the area in which the mineral deposits are located. Most phosphate mining is conducted as open-pit mining rather than subsurface mining

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  • How phosphate is mined and processed
    How phosphate is mined and processed

    4. Describe the phosphate cycle, and how the use of chemical phosphate fertilizer alters this cycle. 5. Identify how air, water, and land can potentially be polluted by phosphate mining, fertilizer production and fertilizer use. 6. Summarize the effects of phosphate mining on land use in Florida. 7

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  • Phosphate | Florida Department of Environmental Protection
    Phosphate | Florida Department of Environmental Protection

    Four Corners Lonesome Mine_DEP Staff Jessica Duke_Dragline Phosphate Mining HPB4.jpg Florida's Phosphate MinesThere are 27 phosphate mines in Florida, covering more than 450,000 acres. Nine phosphate mines are currently active. Nine mines are 100 percent reclaimed and released from reclamation obligations. The remaining mines are either not started or are shut down

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  • How Long Will Florida Phosphate Mining Go On?
    How Long Will Florida Phosphate Mining Go On?

    Florida phosphate reserves alone contain about 10 billion tons of soluble phosphate rock. Based on the current mining rate in Florida, this would last more than 300 years if economic and technological conditions allow. As we look to the future of phosphate mining in Florida many factors must be

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  • Mining and Beneficiation of Phosphate Ore | IntechOpen
    Mining and Beneficiation of Phosphate Ore | IntechOpen

    Jan 08, 2016 Phosphate rock is mined by both surface (open-cast, open-pit or strip mining) and underground methods. The surface mining can take many forms — from manual methods employing picks and shovels to highly mechanized operations. Surface mining is the most utilized method by far for mining phosphate deposits

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  • World’s Top 10 Phosphate Mining Production Countries
    World’s Top 10 Phosphate Mining Production Countries

    Mar 14, 2020 US phosphate mining capacity is projected to remain relatively steady between 2018 and 2022, and projected growth of the worldwide phosphate mining market is expected to be 14%. In 2020, phosphate-mining production is expected to grow by 2% through 2020. Most growth will be focused in North Africa and the Middle East, while new mines in Florida

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  • Phosphate and How Florida Was Formed
    Phosphate and How Florida Was Formed

    Florida’s phosphate mining today accounts for about 80% of the phosphate used in the United States, as well as about 25% of the phosphate used around the world. The Florida that we know today and the phosphate buried in its earth is a relatively recent product of

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  • History Of Phosphate Mining In Florida Fraught With Peril
    History Of Phosphate Mining In Florida Fraught With Peril

    Jun 16, 2021 There are 27 phosphate mines in Florida, covering nearly half a billion acres. Phosphate pebbles were found in the Peace River in the 1880's, setting off a mining rush where Hardee, Hillsborough, Manatee, and Polk counties meet. Bone Valley was named for the large number of prehistoric fossils found there

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  • Discovery of Phosphate in Florida
    Discovery of Phosphate in Florida

    Phosphate mining did not come to north Florida in any significant way until the 1960s when Occidental Petroleum Company, like many petroleum companies at the time, was looking for a way to get into the fertilizer business because it was considered a profitable way to diversify. There were no land or acquisition opportunities available to get

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  • Timeline of Phosphate Communities - Florida Poly
    Timeline of Phosphate Communities - Florida Poly

    There is a complete list of phosphate mines in Appendix B, and a list of Post offices in Appendix C of “Bone Valley Comes to Life.” Bone Valley – 1893, 1.5 miles NE of Mulberry, Purchased by Prairie Pebble Phosphate in 1902. Moved to Kingsford 1902. Bradley – 1896, incorporated as Bradley Junction in

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  • Countries With the Largest Phosphate Reserves - WorldAtlas
    Countries With the Largest Phosphate Reserves - WorldAtlas

    Mar 23, 2018 Morocco remains the largest exporter of phosphate. However, the high cost of mining and threats of war has derailed the production of phosphate in the country. Chin is a distant second with 5% of the total reserves, translating to approximately 3.1 billion tons. However, China remains the largest producer of phosphate at 138 million metric tons

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  • Other Phosphate Deposits
    Other Phosphate Deposits

    Phosphate mining in America started near Charleston, South Carolina. The phosphate discovered in central Florida, however, quickly overshadowed other sources because the cost of mining in Florida was much lower, the deposits were much more extensive, and

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  • Phosphate: A Critical Resource Misused and Now Running
    Phosphate: A Critical Resource Misused and Now Running

    Jul 07, 2011 And phosphate mining in Florida, which is home to the world’s largest phosphate mine, is being challenged by environmentalists concerned about its impact on waterways and drinking water supplies. Already, like other key commodities with once-dominant sources running low, the price of phosphate is starting to yo-yo alarmingly

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  • Phosphate | Florida Department of Environmental
    Phosphate | Florida Department of Environmental

    The mining of pebble phosphate began in 1888 in central Florida and in the 1960s in Hamilton County. Today phosphate mining occurs primarily in the central Florida area (Polk, Hillsborough, Manatee and Hardee counties). The central Florida phosphate mining region covers approximately 1.3 million acres of land known as the “Bone Valley.”

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  • History Of Phosphate Mining In Florida Fraught With
    History Of Phosphate Mining In Florida Fraught With

    Jun 16, 2021 Phosphate Mining. Phosphate processing plants in the greater Tampa Bay bay region have caused some of Florida's worst environmental disasters. Accidents like the recent spill at the former Piney Point plant fill the history books in Florida

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