Overview of the Agrium Kapuskasing phosphate operation

Abstract AgriumÕs history in fertilizer production and marketing goes back to 1931. Today, Agrium Inc. is a world leader in the production, distribution, and marketing of fertilizers and related products to the agricultural industry. Agrium is the largest North American producer of nitrogen fertilizers, a major producer of phosphate and potash fertilizers, and a world leader in fertilizer wholesale distribution and retail marketing. The mine at Kapuskasing is located some 40 km southwest of Kapuskasing, Ontario (Fig. 1). It has been developed to supply high-quality, low-cost phosphate rock to the companyÕs Redwater, Alberta facility, where it is an ingredient in ammonium phosphate fertilizer production. The Kapuskasing mine is the only phosphate mine in Canada and will rank as one of the highest-grade phosphate mines in the world (Clark and Duncan, 1999). Apatite is the principal ore mineral mined at the Kapuskasing Phosphate Operations.
Keywords: Industrial minerals, Phosphate, Agrium, Geology, Mining, Milling.
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Summary: The Big Whopper, one of only four giant economic rare metal pegmatites worldwide, is set to become a producer of the highly valued lithium mineral petalite (LiAlSi4O10) used in glass, ceramics and the specialty glass-ceramics familiar as Corningware¨ and the new ceramic stovetops. The deposit has a strike length of 1.5 km, a width of up to 80 m and a resource, open in all directions, of 11.6 Mt, grading 25% petalite. It is amenable to open pit mining and Avalon Ventures Ltd. holds a patent on...
Publication: CIM Bulletin
Author(s): G.H.K. Pearse, R.P. Taylor
Keywords: Big Whopper, Rare metals, Pegmatites, Industrial minerals, Geology.
Issue: 1049
Volume: 94
Year: 2001
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Summary: Non-isothermal kinetics studies of the reduction phenomenon of electric arc furnace (EAF) dust generated in stainless steelmaking have been carried out. The dust was mixed with carbon as a reducing agent and dolomite as a binder to form pellets. A Thermo-Gravimetric Analyzer (TGA) was used to determine the weight loss of pellets heated at an average rate of 40 K/min. up to a temperature of 1500¡C. The degree of metal reduction was calculated by considering the pellet weight loss, and...
Publication: CIM Bulletin
Author(s): B. Peng, J. Lobel, J.A. Kozinski
Keywords: EAF dust, Waste recycling, Kinetics
Issue: 1049
Volume: 94
Year: 2001
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