langbeinite


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langbeinite

[′läŋ‚bī‚nīt]
(mineralogy)
K2Mg2(SO4)3 Colorless, yellowish, reddish, or greenish hexagonal mineral with vitreous luster, found in salt deposits; used in the fertilizer industry as a source of potassium sulfate.
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The study was conducted to investigate the response of a soil that was not naturally sodic but had a sodicity characteristic due to exchangeable Na accumulation with a long period of extensive irrigation using sodic municipal water to different rates of gypsum and langbeinite applications.
A column leaching experiment was conducted using a sodic soil amended with gypsum and langbeinite (K-Mag) and leached with sodic water.
During the quarter, we continued construction on the HB Solar Solution mine and commenced construction on the North compaction project, both in Carlsbad, New Mexico; we continued development of our new cavern system in Moab, Utah; and we have effectively completed the capital investment in the Langbeinite Recovery Improvement Project ("LRIP") in Carlsbad, New Mexico, with project costs expected to be near the low end of the budgeted range of $85 to $90 million.
Sales of langbeinite, which we market as Trio([R]), were 28,000 tons in the first quarter of 2012 compared to 52,000 tons in the same period a year ago.
Sales of langbeinite, which we market as Trio([R]), were 28,000 tons in the fourth quarter of 2011 compared to 27,000 tons in the same period a year ago.
Langbeinite production in the third quarter of 2011 was 35,000 tons compared to 32,000 tons in the third quarter of 2010.
Langbeinite production in the second quarter of 2011 increased to 44,000 tons from 39,000 tons produced in the second quarter of 2010.
Langbeinite production in the first quarter of 2011 decreased to 31,000 tons from 57,000 tons produced in the first quarter of 2010.
Langbeinite production in the fourth quarter of 2010 decreased to 31,000 tons from 45,000 tons produced in the fourth quarter of 2009.
Significant capital investments in 2011, beyond sustaining capital of approximately $50 million, will be focused on the Langbeinite Recovery Improvement Project at our East mine, the commencement of design, engineering and construction of new compaction capacity at both our Wendover, Utah facility and our North facility in Carlsbad, New Mexico, continued implementation of digital control systems and the addition of new underground mining panels at each of our Carlsbad mines.
Langbeinite production in the third quarter of 2010 decreased to 32,000 tons from 60,000 tons produced in the third quarter of 2009.
and is dedicated to the production and marketing of potash and Trio[TM], a product produced from langbeinite ore.