Basalt piping keeps the potash flowing

By Joe Accetta, president of Abresist Kalenborn Corporation Basalt-lined tailings piping with customer-specified paint system. The processing of potash ore involves a variety of steps and stages designed to separate the fertilizer component from other materials such as sodium chloride and the stray minerals present in the ore body. This…

Potash – Food of the Earth

Up to 95 per cent of the potash produced globally is used for fertilizer. With Canada being the world’s largest potash exporter, the country accounts for 43 per cent of the world trade. Canada exports potash to over 40 countries with major markets being China, the United States, India, and…

Finding innovative solutions for the mining industry

PM&P president Murray Popplewell. Saskatoon-based Prairie Machine and Parts Mfg. (PM&P) is a world leader in the manufacture of mining equipment. No other firm manufactures a complete mining system.  Their line of equipment includes borer-style mining machines, a state-of-the-art Flexiveyor™ continuous haulage system, belt storage, and extensible conveyor deployment systems,…