phosphate rock


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phosphate rock

n.
Any of various rocks composed largely of phosphate minerals, especially apatite, used as fertilizer and as a source of phosphorous compounds.
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3 million tonnes of phosphate rock last year, according to Vale's 2010 production report.
The latter has entered a deal, worth some USD200m, with Jordanian phosphate rock and fertiliser producer Jordan Phosphate Mines Company (AFM: JOPH), or JPMC, regarding the construction of the terminal, which will be located some 25 km south of Aqaba.
Chien SH, Leon LA, Tejeda HR (1980) Dissolution of North Carolina phosphate rock in acid Colombian soils us related to soil properties.
Phosphate rock and sulphuric acid are the two main ingredients needed to make phosphate fertilizer.
This plant was established to utilise the indigenous Hazara Phosphate Rock.
Additional keywords: acid soils, phosphate rock dissolution, soil pH, calcium, P.
Phosphate rock (plus-400 mm) is delivered to the plant by a conveyor system.
Figure 2 illustrates the longer-term trend in phosphate rock production, which was less affected by the global economic recession, since when output has risen sharply.
Coupled with our recent sample results confirming the discovery of near-surface phosphate rock on our Bayovar 6 concession, GrowMax can now intensify and expand the exploration for Sechura phosphate resources as well as other minerals in our Bayovar concessions area.
By 2013, OCP will also add two new phosphate rock washers with a processing capacity of 19.
29 January 2010 - Norwegian fertiliser maker Yara International ASA (OSL: YAR) said today it agreed to sell its shares in Brazilian sector player Fertilizantes Fosfatados SA Fosfertil for USD785m, as well as its 50% in the Anitapolis phosphate rock project.