Potash global review: tunnel vision

By Simon Moores
Published: Monday, 27 April 2009

As potash soared towards $1,000/tonne in 2008 it was hailed as the first mineral to smash the high bulk, low value perception of industrial minerals. When the global economy crashed in September of that year, demand for potash quickly evaporated. Despite this, producers remain highly focused on significantly expanding existing operations by Simon Moores, Senior Assistant Editor

 
 Glow of optimism: underground mining at PotashCorp.’s 4m. tpa Laningan mine in Saskatchewan, Canada.  Courtesy PotashCorp
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