carnallite


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car·nall·ite

 (kär′nə-līt′)
n.
A white, brownish, or reddish mineral, KMgCl3·6H2O, an ore of potassium, used to manufacture potash salts.

[After Rudolf von Carnall (1804-1874), German mining engineer.]

carnallite

(ˈkɑːnəˌlaɪt)
n
(Minerals) a white or sometimes coloured mineral consisting of a hydrated chloride of potassium and magnesium in orthorhombic crystalline form: a source of potassium and also used as a fertilizer. Formula: KCl.MgCl2.6H2O
[C19: named after Rudolf von Carnall (1804–74), German mining engineer; see -ite1]

car•nall•ite

(ˈkɑr nlˌaɪt)

n.
a white mineral, hydrous chloride of potassium and magnesium, KMgCl3∙6H2O, used as a source of potassium and magnesium.
[1875–85; < German]
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Noun1.carnallite - a white or reddish mineral consisting of hydrous chlorides of potassium and magnesium; used as a fertilizer and as a source of potassium and magnesium
atomic number 12, magnesium, Mg - a light silver-white ductile bivalent metallic element; in pure form it burns with brilliant white flame; occurs naturally only in combination (as in magnesite and dolomite and carnallite and spinel and olivine)
atomic number 19, potassium, K - a light soft silver-white metallic element of the alkali metal group; oxidizes rapidly in air and reacts violently with water; is abundant in nature in combined forms occurring in sea water and in carnallite and kainite and sylvite
atomic number 37, Rb, rubidium - a soft silvery metallic element of the alkali metal group; burns in air and reacts violently in water; occurs in carnallite and lepidolite and pollucite
mineral - solid homogeneous inorganic substances occurring in nature having a definite chemical composition
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increase production of potash by 250 thousand tons a year by increasing carnallite production capacity of Evaporation Pond 3 at the Dead Sea through the conversion of a portion of the area of one of the Ponds from salt precipitation to carnallite production.
This report examines international trade and worldwide market trends pertaining to carnallite, sylvite and other crude natural potassium salts.
Results from this well confirm that very little or no carnallite is evident in any of the three potash members.
Visual geological evaluation of the core in conjunction with down-hole gamma ray logs indicate strong potash grades, very low carnallite content, and very promising minimum formation temperatures of 60x C within the two upper members, with some carnallite present in the Esterhazy member.
In addition, these potash hosting members have very low carnallite and low insoluble contents, which is also very encouraging as they are critical factors for developing a solution mine.
Visual geological evaluation of the core in conjunction with down-hole gamma ray logs indicate strong potash grades, very low carnallite content, and very promising minimum formation temperatures of 61x C within the two upper members, with some carnallite present in the Esterhazy member.
Visual geological evaluation of the core in conjunction with down-hole gamma ray logs indicate strong potash grades (below a well-developed salt back), very low carnallite content, and very promising minimum formation temperatures of 62x C within the two upper members, with some carnallite present in the Esterhazy member.
The raw materials for the MagMinerals and MagMetals plants will be sourced by solution mining MagIndustries' 100% owned carnallite (magnesium and potash salt) deposits which underlie the Makola Mineral License near Pointe-Noire.
The Report is based on the application of solution mining technologies to the Company's 100% owned carnallite deposits which underlie the majority of the2200 km2 Makola license.
The first two components will both exploit the local deposits of carnallite (a magnesium and potash salt) by solution mining techniques.
Each well will be completed to a target depth of about 600 meters where it will intersect the target carnallite horizon of about 90 meters in thickness.