United States

Vernal Mine

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Overview

Mine TypeOpen Pit
StatusActive
Commodities
  • Phosphate
Mining Method
  • Truck & Shovel / Loader
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SnapshotSimplot’s Vernal Mine (above) is a phosphate ore mine north of Vernal, Utah. Ore from this facility is used at other Simplot facilities to manufacture fertilizer that contributes to feeding our world.

Owners

SourceSource
CompanyInterestOwnership
J.R. Simplot Company 100 % Indirect
Simplot Phosphates LLC (operator) 100 % Direct
Simplot Phosphates continues to be the major phosphate producer in Utah.

Deposit type

  • Sedimentary

Summary:

Vernal mine phosphate ore is sedimentary rock from the Phosphoria Formation.

Mining Methods

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Comminution

Crushers and Mills

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Processing

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Production

CommodityUnits202220212020201920182017
Phosphate kt  ....  Subscribe  ....  Subscribe  ....  Subscribe1,1791,4511,361
All production numbers are expressed as concentrate.

Operational metrics

Metrics202220212020201920182017
Ore tonnes mined  ....  Subscribe  ....  Subscribe  ....  Subscribe3.5 M tons4.2 M tons4 M tons

Production Costs

Commodity production costs have not been reported.

Heavy Mobile Equipment

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Personnel

Mine Management

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