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Sirius Targets Early 2017 for U.K. Potash Startup

7:26 AM MDT | May 11, 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. Sirius is targeting initial production for early 2017. The company estimates that the first phase of the project will cost $2.7 billion covering the mining and processing of 5 million m.t./year of polyhalite ore, to produce 1.4 million m.t./year of potassium sulfate. Phase two, expected onstream by 2024 or earlier, would lift output to 4.1 million m.t./year of potassium sulfate at...

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