United States

White Springs Mine

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Overview

Mine TypeOpen Pit
Commodities
  • Phosphate rock
  • Phosphoric acid
Mining Method
  • Dragline
  • Truck & Shovel / Loader
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ShapshotNutrien Ltd. principal advantages at the Aurora and White Springs facilities are that they produce higher-value, diversified products and operate integrated phosphate mine and phosphate processing complexes.

Phosphate rock is the major input in phosphate processing operations and is mined at White Springs facility. In addition to phosphate ore, the other principal raw materials they require are sulfur and ammonia. The production of phosphoric acid requires substantial quantities of sulfur, which they purchase from third parties.

Ammonia for White Springs facility is primarily supplied by truck from nitrogen production facility in Augusta, Georgia.

Owners

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CompanyInterestOwnership
White Springs Agricultural Chemicals, Inc. (operator) 100 % Direct
Nutrien Ltd. 100 % Indirect

Deposit type

  • Sedimentary

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Reserves

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Mining Methods

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Comminution

Crushers and Mills

Milling equipment has not been reported.

Processing

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Production

CommodityProductUnits202320222021202020192018201720162015
Phosphate rock Ore Mt  ....  Subscribe  ....  Subscribe  ....  Subscribe  ....  Subscribe1.61.81.61.71.9
Phosphoric acid Mt  ....  Subscribe  ....  Subscribe  ....  Subscribe  ....  Subscribe0.50.50.40.40.5

Operational metrics

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Annual ore mining capacity  ....  Subscribe  ....  Subscribe  ....  Subscribe  ....  Subscribe2 Mt2 Mt2 Mt3.6 Mt3.6 Mt
Annual production capacity  ....  Subscribe  ....  Subscribe  ....  Subscribe  ....  Subscribe0.5 Mt of p2o5 acid0.5 Mt of p2o5 acid0.5 Mt of p2o5 acid0.5 Mt of p2o5 acid0.5 Mt of p2o5 acid

Production Costs

Commodity production costs have not been reported.

Heavy Mobile Equipment

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Personnel

Mine Management

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