Potash Mining News

Israel Chemicals to supply 500,000 tons of potash to China

ICL says a new potash contract further strengthens the Israeli company's presence in the growing Chinese market.

The potash sector and those climbing valuation premiums

Investors have been looking with interest at the potash sector ever since BHP Billiton's $38.6 billion overture for Potash Corp. of Saskatchewan. Even though that takeover battle ended in an outright rejection of the offer, […]

TSX top exchange for investors seeking exposure to record commodities prices

The record prices of copper and food items such as beef, record fuel prices in the UK and Europe, with new record prices in gold and silver right around the corner, investors are wondering how they can participate in the commodities super bull market now emerging.

Three Junior Potash Developers Are Sitting on Big Assets

The United Nations estimates that the world’s population will reach 7.7 billion by 2020 and 9.3 billion in 2050. Another UN estimate says that only 30 percent of the arable land used in the 1950s will be available in 2050.

BHP's Jansen potash project takes another step forward

Australian uber-miner BHP Billiton is moving ahead with its Jansen potash project.

No End in Sight to Commodities Boom: Panelists

The bull market for commodities that made 2010 a banner year for mining and mining exploration is likely to continue throughout 2011, according to three panelists who addressed the question at a recent forum in Vancouver, Canada.

PotashCorp CEO says company is essentially, 'sold out' in Q1

As PotashCorp reported the second highest sales in its history, CEO Bill Doyle forecast a record 9.5 million to 10 million tonnes of potash production this year.

Cargill puts potash assets into play

Agribusiness giant Cargill Inc. is spinning off its majority stake in fertilizer producer Mosaic (MOS-N72.47-3.68-4.83%) setting the stage for another potential takeover battle over prized Saskatchewan potash reserves, the Globe and Mail reports.

10 Predictions for 2011 – Gold, Dollar, Stocks, Politics

What’s in store for the economy and world at large in 2011? First let’s admit that short-term predictions are a crapshoot. Still, I have been able to nail about 80% of mine over the past few years and I find the process valuable in determining my overall investment strategy for the year.

Compass Minerals Acquires Canadian Sulfate of Potash Producer, Big Quill Resources Inc.

News Blaze reports: Compass Minerals (NYSE: CMP) has acquired Big Quill Resources Inc., Canada's leading producer of sulphate of potash, in an all-cash transaction valued at 56 million Canadian dollars (US$56.3 million), subject to customary […]

York Potash sold to Sirius Minerals for £25.1 million

Sirius Minerals, the only London-listed potash company, said it bought privately held York Potash Ltd for 25.1 million pounds ($39.82 million) to gain access to over 600 square kilometres of mineral rights, as demand for […]

Looking Forward: 2011

In my yearly forecast letter last year, "Looking Forward: A Year In Transition," I expected the shape of 2010 to be up better than most expected in the beginning of the year, and tail off by the […]

South Boulder Mines: drilling increases potash exploration target

Diamond core drilling intersects additional potash in holes Col-011, 012, 013, 014, 015, 016 and 017; The results confirm an increase in the initial exploration target to 500 - 750Mt of potash ores with average grades of 21-25% KCl located above 100m

Technological Risk in Mining: Biotech replacing Potash?

“Researchers conducting tests in the harsh environment of Mono Lake in California have discovered the first known microorganism on Earth able to thrive and reproduce using the toxic chemical arsenic. The microorganism substitutes arsenic for […]

By Leia Michele Toovey-Exclusive to Potash Investing News Potash miners are facing heightened competition as the potential for profits is attracting mining companies to find and develop potash reserves.  Historically, the potash industry has been dominated […]

Junior Potash Companies Now The Focus

All eyes were recently focused on the senior Potash sector as BHP Billiton's failed bid for Potash Corp was showcased in the Canadian press. Today there is news that will, in this authors opinion, refocus […]

Potash One gets $434M takeover bid

Vancouver-based Potash One Inc. announced Monday it has agreed to be taken over by Germany's K+S Aktiengesellschaft in a deal worth $434 million. CBC News reports

Mesa Uranium Corp. (TSX-V: MSA) – FINAL REPORT – Letter of Intent Signed to Acquire Potash Project

Investment Highlights Mesa signed a letter of intent to acquire the Pine Valley potash project in August 2010. This project is located in southwestern Utah. Historical records show that this project has 82.7 million tons […]

PotashCorp on the Chinese Market and ‘Ludicrous’ Takeover Proposals

That a fertilizer can become the next gold may seem hard to believe. That a fertilizer can become the next gold may seemhard to believe.  However, when Canadian company Potash Corp, a fertilizer producer based in Saskatchewan, overtook the […]

PotashCorp and BHP Billiton comment on withdrawal of tender offer

On November 14 Potash Corp of Saskatchewan issued the following statement in response to the announcement by BHP Billiton that it has withdrawn its unsolicited tender offer to acquire PotashCorp: "BHP Billiton’s decision to withdraw its […]

Is BHP Billiton too big to grow?

The (provisional) refusal of the Canadian government to let BHP Billiton acquire PotashCorp of Saskatchewan is the third regulatory limitation to growth the company faces in a short period. As regulators around the world are […]

Canada rejects BHP bid for Potash

“Canada has rejected BHP Billiton’s $39bn bid for PotashCorp, dealing a potentially fatal blow to the Australian miner’s 10-week pursuit of the Saskatchewan-based fertiliser producer.” Source: Financial Times, November 4 2010 Observations: The acquisition has been […]

Canada Splits on Foreign Bid for Potash

“Canada’s impending decision on the fate of Potash Corp. of Saskatchewan has ignited a fierce national debate in a country known for its championship of free trade and laissez-faire attitude toward foreign takeovers.

Dajin – Lithium and Potash

The Puna plateau sits at an elevation of 4,000m, stretches for 1800 km along the Central Andes and attains a width of 350–400 km. The Puna covers a portion of Argentina, Chile and Bolivia and […]

Three Junior Potash Developers Are Sitting on Big Assets

As a general rule, the most successful man in life is the man who has the best information The United Nations estimates that the world's population will reach 7.7 billion by 2020 and 9.3 billion […]