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By Colin J. Dixon
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Once formea, some of the accumulated hydrocarbons leaked through the cap-rock from the traps below and, at the rock temperatures encountered in the Basin, reacted with anhydrite to form calcite and reduced sulphur compounds (such as hydrogen sulphide or sulphur). There is some evidence that the reduction of anhydrite was accelerated by bacteria. This interpretation is supported by studies of isotopes. The ratio of those of sulphur are characteristic of the sulphate in sea water, the ratio of those of carbon in the carbon of petroleum, and the isotopes of strontium in the calcite, leave little doubt that the calcite did not originate as a normal limestone.
Dominating these are the rocks belonging to the Upper Elk Point Group (Mid Devonian) which are divided into the Winnepegosis Formation composed of arid-zone shelf carbonates and patch reefs, and the Prairie Formation which consists of anhydrite rock, halite rock with some shales, carbonate rocks and the potash rocks. Three potash rock members are recognized, named, from the lowermost, the Esterhazy, Bell Plaine and Patience Lake. The three have a slightly different distribution, each extending further westward than the one beneath.
Almost the whole shaft had to be either frozen or grouted with cement, and lined with steel 'tubbing'. Mining continues at a rate of a million tonnes II year using continuous-mining machines that extract the potash rock leaving 60% behind as roof support. The hoisted sylvinite is crushed, and the sylvite recovered by flotation in hot saturated brine, producing a concentrate that is transported via the nearby railway. The product goes all over the world, including large quantities to Europe where farmers often spread as much as 30 kg/ha on arable land each year.
Atlas of Economic Mineral Deposits by Colin J. Dixon