Potash extraction techniques

There are three basic types of potash extraction in use today:
1) Conventional mining
2) Solution mining 
3) Solar processing of modern lake brines. 

Solution mining typically requires slightly lower upfront capital expenditure compared to conventional underground mining techniques, which requires significant mine development prior to production.

Conversely, operating costs for underground mining techniques are generally lower, compared to solution mining and lake brine extraction with solar processing methods.

The advantage of pan processing is that it is solar powered making for lower energy costs

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Potash extraction techniques


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