Florida Phosphate Deposits (Igc Field Trip Guidebooks Series)

  • 56 Pages
  • 4.34 MB
  • English

American Geophysical Union
Chemistry - Inorganic, Sc
ContributionsThomas M. Scott (Editor), James Cathcart (Editor)
The Physical Object
FormatPlastic comb
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL11164709M
ISBN 100875906311
ISBN 139780875906317

Florida Phosphate Deposits: Tampa to Jacksonville, Florida June 30 - July 7, (Field Trip Guidebooks) 1st Edition by Thomas M. Scott (Editor), James Cathcart (Editor) ISBN.

About this book Published by the American Geophysical Union as part of the Field Trip Guidebooks Series, Volume Welcome to the International Geological Congress Field Trip T Florida Phosphate Deposits.

The Phosphate deposits of Florida. [George Charlton Matson] Home. WorldCat Home About WorldCat Help. Search. Search for Library Items Search for Lists Search for Book, Internet Resource: All Authors / Contributors: George Charlton Matson.

Find more information about: OCLC Number: Notes: Map on one folded leaf in pocket (plate 1). Phosphate Deposits of Florida By S.J. Van Kauwenbergh\ J.B. Cathcarf, and G. McCiellan3 Abstract The Neogene phosphorites of Florida were deposited in a major phosphogenic province that extended from North Carolina into the Florida Peninsula.

Although phosphate is present in all areas where Miocene strata occur offshore andCited by: The phosphate deposits of the Central Florida Phosphate District extend south into Hardee, Manatee, and DeSoto Counties, known as the Southern Extension, with some lateral changes in lithologic character which affect the economics and grade of these deposits so that the reserves in this area are being.

Abstract The land-pebble phosphate district is on the Gulf Coastal Plain of Florida. The phosphate deposits are in the Bone Valley formation, dated Pliocene by most writers. These strata overlie the Miocene Hawthorn formation and are overlain by consolidated sands 3 to 20 feet thick.

The Geology of Florida Phosphate Deposits of phosphate minerals are present throughout much of the United States and the world. In many places, the phosphate deposits are not economically accessible.

Much of the Atlantic Coastal Plain contains recoverable amounts of phosphate deposits; however Floridas geological processes.

The State of Florida, owns a wealth of historic photographs that show the birth of phosphate mining, its dramatic changes and the people who played a key role in its history. This website and my forthcoming book Florida's Gray Gold, has been written to put these incredible images in the appropriate contexts.

The goal has been to bring the history to life. The FIPR Institute’s Library is focused on, but not limited to, the following areas as they relate to phosphate in Florida: history, deposits, mining, mineral processing, geology, chemistry, fertilizer production, regulatory information, reclamation, land use, environmental & public health, industry information, Florida ecosystems, and Florida natural resources.

High-grade deposits formed as a result of hydraulic concentration of phosphate grains to form granular beds with minimal gangue.

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The amalgamation of these beds into decameter-thick, stratiform ore zones is generally focused along the maximum flooding surface, which is a primary exploration target in upwelling-related phosphorite. The Florida Industrial and Phosphate Research Institute (FIPR Institute) is a legislatively created university research institute within Florida Polytechnic University.

Since its inception (as the Florida Institute of Phosphate Research) inthe FIPR Institute has grown and developed into a world-class research entity specializing in. Additional Physical Format: Print version: Matson, George Charlton, Phosphate deposits of Florida.

Washington: G.P.O., (DLC)gs Four Corners Lonesome Mine_DEP Staff Jessica Duke_Dragline Phosphate Mining Florida's Phosphate MinesThere are 27 phosphate mines in Florida, covering more thanacres. Nine phosphate mines are currently active.

Nine mines are percent reclaimed and released from reclamation obligations. The remaining mines are either not started or are shut down. The Bone Valley is a region of central Florida, encompassing portions of present-day Hardee, Hillsborough, Manatee, and Polk counties, in which phosphate is mined for use in the production of agricultural a currently contains the largest known deposits of phosphate in.

Investigation of phosphate deposits in northern Florida under the current program was begun mainly by reconnaissance studies in the hard-rock phosphate field by K.

Ketner inby a program of core drilling for geologic infonnation in the area between the land­ pebble phosphate and hard-rock phosphate fields in (Ketner and McGreevy, ), and by airborne radioactivity surveys of.

First discovered in the Peace River by a Corps of Engineers captain inFlorida’s phosphate deposits today form the basis of an $billion industry that supplies three-fourths of the.

Central Florida Land Pebble Phosphate Deposit Near Fort Green, Florida. Hillsborough, FL County, Florida Location. Fluorine-Fluorite, Phosphorus-Phosphates, and Uranium Commodity. Mine Development Status. Noralyn-Phosphoria Phosphate Mine Near Homeland, Florida.

Origin of the Hard Rock Phosphate Deposits of Florida,Annual Report, 5:9 plates and 2 maps. [Sheards, E.

H.] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Origin of the Hard Rock Phosphate Deposits of Florida,Annual Report, 5:9 plates and 2 : E.

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Sheards. Florida’s phosphate deposits. A blanket of phosphate deposits covers much of the Peninsular Florida has a large phosphate deposits which consists of approximately equal parts phosphate rock, clay and sand, averages 12 to 15 feet in thickness. The matrix is buried beneath a soil that is 15–30 feet deep.

The Florida phosphate deposits in Four Corners and Hardee County mines are composed mainly of phosphate minerals and quartz in addition to subordinate proportions of feldspars, dolomite, calcite, gypsum, kaolinite, attapulgite and montmorillonite.

Phosphate Suniland Magazine Florida's greatest single present source of mineral wealth is derived from her splendid deposits of phosphate, which she has visible supplies of at leasttons.

The phosphate of Florida is known commercially as bone phosphate of lime, used throughout the world as the basis of all fertilizers. In phosphate pits of the Bone Valley district of Florida three different kinds of materials generally are exposed--Hawthorne bedrock or bed-clay of Miocene age, overlying concentrations of phosphorite of Miocene and Pliocene ages, and a surface blanket of loose to slightly indurated quartz sand.

Florida Phosphate not only helps farmers grow food, but also works to protect native wildlife like the scrub jay.

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Just 15 years ago, the scrub jay had a small chance of survival. As part of the Florida Phosphate mining process, we designated acres of habitat and worked with experts to relocate the endangered species.

Now, the scrub jay population has rebounded and thrives. The IAEA’s World Distribution of Uranium Deposits (UDEPO, IAEA, ) database tabulates 14 Mt, though the Red Book tabulates only Mt, while suggesting that the 22 Mt may be realistic. With uranium as a minor byproduct of phosphates, the potential supply is tied to the economics of phosphate production, coupled with the environmental.

Altschuler, Z. S., Jaffe, E. B., and Cuttitta, Frank, (), The aluminum phosphate zone of the Bone Valley formation, Florida, and its uranium deposits: U.S. Geol. Survey Prof. Paperp. Phosphate Deposits Bibliography. Abstract. The pdf version of this publication is not available online due to copyright restrictions.

Copies are available in the FIPR Library for checkout. This is a selective bibliography of works describing phosphate reserves and resources, and their geology, mineralogy exploration and evaluation.

Some phosphate rock deposits, such as Mulberry in Florida, are notable for their inclusion of significant quantities of radioactive uranium isotopes. This syndrome is noteworthy because radioactivity can be released into surface waters [12] in the process of application of the resultant phosphate fertilizer (e.g.

in many tobacco farming. Florida is blessed with a bountiful supply of phosphate that primeval seas deposited here millions of years ago.

The phosphate comes from sediment that was deposited in layers on the sea floor. The phosphate rich sediments are believed to have formed from precipitation of phosphate from seawater along with the skeletons and waste products of creatures living in the seas.

Florida; Alachua Co. North Florida Phosphate Mining District ⓘ La Crosse Deposit From USGS MRDS database ⓘ Lakes Deposit From USGS MRDS database ⓘ Pirkle Deposit No. 1 From USGS MRDS database: Baker Co. Florida contains the most massive known deposits of phosphate in the United States.

The Bone Valley region encompasses portions of present-day Hardee, Hillsborough, Manatee, and Polk counties. This area contains several phosphate processing plants that assist in the production of agricultural fertilizer.

Millions of years ago, the Florida coast was believed to be sixty miles. Phosphate deposits occur in Bradford County, Hamilton, and Union counties. One mine is currently operating in the Hard Rock district: The Swift Creek mine, operated by Nutrien Ltd, in Hamilton County, Florida.

Beaufort County, North Carolina. The North Carolina phosphate deposit .potential phosphate rock resources are included, the total world resources of phosphate rock may be aboutmmt. This resource estimate does not include estimates of phosphate reserves/resources from every country or known phosphate rock deposit in the world.

Many countries are rather incompletely explored. In addition, there are many.Mining first began in the United States in in South Carolina.

Phosphate rock was discovered in central Florida in the s, and because of the extensive, high-quality deposits and lower mining cost, it quickly became the leading phosphate-producing state. Currently, phosphate rock is mined in Florida, Idaho, North Carolina and Utah.