rock phosphate


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rock phosphate

a mined mineral used as a fertilizer and as a dietary phosphorus supplement for animals. Some deposits of the mineral contain high levels of fluorine and its use as a feed supplement leads to poisoning in the livestock. See also fluorosis.
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The joint venture between IFFCO (Indian Farmers Fertilizer Cooperative Limited) and JPMC (Jordanian Phosphate Mines Company) plant, which was conceived in 2007, is now operational in the town of Eshidiya in southern Jordan Following the Inauguration, Chairman of the Jordan Phosphate Mines Company (JPMC), Amer al-Majali, said, in a speech before the leaders of the two countries, that the company has adopted a strategy to convert rock phosphates into added-value products,nationally and in partnership with the world's largest producers and consumers of fertilizers.
During April, at the Ammaroo 1 rock phosphate prospect, 117 RC drill holes were completed for 5,697 m.
In this paper the effectiveness of poultry manure, cow dung, calcium phosphate and rock phosphate in immobilizing As, Cr and Cu in chromated-copper-arsenate (CCA) contamination soil is examined.
About two million tonnes of rock phosphate will be supplied by JPMC to the project annually, which will lead to increased mining activity, generating additional employment for about 150 persons and other business opportunities.
Then spread mineral fertilizers like raw rock phosphate and green marl (a source of potassium) or 10-10-10.
This program aims to increase mining capacity from 30 to 50 MT/Year, beneficiation capacity gradually from 9 to 38 million tons a year, expand a port facility at Jorf Lasfar to handle up to 35 million tons of products, and upgrade the Jorf platform common infrastructure, which will be supplied in rock phosphate by a new slurry pipeline to be commissioned in the first quarter 2013.
The two major downstream deals to produce 700,000 tonnes of phosphoric acid by 2015 will raise production of rock phosphate to nine million tonnes annually from a current output of six million tonnes, Kurdi said.
JPMC produces about six million tonnes of rock phosphate annually.
The company has a market capitalisation of A$54 million and is also developing the Wonarah rock phosphate project in Australia.
The current research work attempts to investigate perspectives for use of rock phosphate (RP) fertilizers in tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum Mill) var Moneymaker cultured in Minirhitrons in greenhouse with Arenosol from West Africa and CHorizon of a Luvisol as well as two contrasting soils (acidic Ferralsol with pH(Ca[Cl.
Paswan handed over a draft MOU to Alao and requested Syria to consider making rock phosphate available to the proposed joint venture plant at a preferential price.