The potash reserves will be mined using solution mining
technology, which is considered as the lowest risk mining method based on the geology of the region, followed by solar evaporation.
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The minerals will be exploited by solution mining
, claimed to be the lowest risk mining method suitable to this region, and will be processed by crystallisation in solar ponds prior to final refining in a process plant.
This move follows Highlands' evaluation of oil and gas well logs in Utah which have uncovered a potential uranium discovery, which can be mined via an in-situ solution mining
process and is an extension of the company's strategy to evaluate potential value adding acquisitions.
The project involved drilling of five storage cavern wells and six brine disposal wells, design and construction of a 12,000-hp leaching plant and associated infrastructure, initial solution mining
of the first three caverns, and construction of a 1.
2 mtpa carnallite solution mining
project within the basin, and has built a functioning pilot plant which has proved solution mining
of carnallite in the Sergipe basin is commercially feasible.
Mr Kermit Allen , an engineer and solution mining
veteran of over 40 years experience who inter alia oversaw the design and construction of US Strategic Petroleum reserve capacity in salt domes through solution mining
, will supervise this drilling program.
Through the development of the project, Intrepid will take an inactive potash mine and apply proven solution mining
and solar evaporation technologies to recover the remaining potash deposits.
The EIB said the plants would help it exploit the local Mengo carnallite and salt deposits by solution mining
Half of the construction work would be tendered out to local companies and brine produced during solution mining
would be used by Haltonbased company Ineos-Chlor, helping to safeguard the future of the firm.
Although salt can be mined just like rock, it's much easier to create a cavity by using a technique called solution mining
The Manitoba site will also have a ready source of salt, which will be recovered through solution mining