Potassium Mining News

Brazil's Congress approves higher mining royalties

Brazil's lower house passed a bill that would boost royalty rates on iron ore by 75%, as both houses voted in a win for President Michel Temer's reform agenda.

Driest mines in North America

Some of the mines on this list get less than 100 mm of precipitation per year.

Lithium Americas to invest ARS 3 billion in lithium, potasium project in Argentina

Lithium Americas has announced it will invest ARS 3 billion (USD 816.75 million) in its Caucharí-Olaroz mining project in Argentina.

Vale seeks partners for Potasium project in Argentina

Mining company Vale is seeking investors for its project to extract potassium in Rio Colorado, Malargue, Argentina.

Toyota tries on the mining helmet: buys lithium deposit in Argentina

Toyota, one of the leading automakers in the world, bought this week a 25% stake in Salar de Olaroz lithium and potassium project in Argentina to ensure supply for it growing electric cars division.

Potash Supply

Cloth-dying and soap-making have employed residue from boiled plant material since ancient times. The plants are reduced to brine and that evaporated until only the useful “potash” remains.