Thursday, April 24, 2014

Potash Ridge one step closer to mining operation in Beaver County

Potash Ridge Corp. has filed its “Notice of Intention to Commence Large Mining Operations” with the Utah Division of Oil, Gas and Mining for the Blawn Mountain sulphate of potash project in Beaver County. The company plans to use low-cost surface mining to extract minerals from the previously tested site. Potash Ridge anticipates that the efficient review process in place in Utah will result in a timely approval of its application and allow the company to begin mining within a reasonable time frame.

Potash Ridge is a Canada-based development company. Blawn Mountain consists of four areas of surface mineable alunite mineralization. Alunite is a sulfate mineral ore rich in both sulphate of potash and alumina. Located in a mining-friendly jurisdiction with established infrastructure nearby, the project covers approximately 15,404 acres of state-owned land. Extensive development was completed in the 1970s including a mine plan, feasibility study and three-year pilot plant operation. The Enterprise