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Sirius Completes U.K. Potash Study, Plans to Produce Potassium Sulfate in Early 2017

May 2, 2012 | Natasha Alperowicz

Sirius Minerals (London), a global potash exploration and development company, has completed a detailed scoping study to develop the previously announced York potash project in the U.K. and is targeting first production in early 2017. The company estimates the first phase of the project to cost $2.7 billion covering the mining and processing of 5 million m.t./year of polyhylite ore to produce 1.4 million m.t./year of potassium sulfate.   Phase two, expected onstream by 2024 or earlier, will lift output to 4.1 million m.t./year of potassium sulfate at an...

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