What is potash?
Potash, specifically Muriate of Potash (MOP), is a potassium-rich salt used mainly as fertiliser to improve the quality and yield of agricultural production. MOP can be used directly as a fertiliser, combined with other important nutrients or converted into other forms of potash. Potash fertilisers are a critical source of the potassium that crops need to grow. MOP and derivative chemicals are also used in a wide variety of applications, including glass manufacture, oil & gas drilling, aluminium recycling, water softening, fireworks and many more.
More mouths to feed
The global population is projected to keep rising in coming decades. That means more mouths to feed, more affluent diets and growing strain on a finite land supply.
Where is potash found?
More than 60 per cent of potassium chloride production today comes from three deposits in Saskatchewan, Canada, Russia’s Urals region and southern Belarus.
Jansen Potash Project
The Jansen Potash Project is located approximately 140 kilometres east of the city of Saskatoon in Saskatchewan, Canada. We own 100 per cent of the Jansen project and hold exploration permits and mining leases covering approximately 9,400 square kilometres in the province.
How is potash mined?
Over 70% of global potassium chloride capacity is based on conventional underground mining, which is the intended process for Jansen. The remainder comes from solution mining and the processing of natural brines.