land pebble phosphate

land pebble phosphate

[′land ¦peb·əl ′fäs‚fāt]
(geology)
A pebble phosphate in a clay or sand bed below the ground surface; a small amount of uranium is often present and is recovered as a by-product; used as a source of phosphate fertilizer. Also known as land pebble; land rock; matrix rock.
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The company said its 13-year-old lawsuit alleged that Mobil and IMC had conspired to control the acquisition and development of Florida's Land Pebble Phosphate District, and the distribution of its product, in violation of the Sherman Antitrust Act.