phosphate mining companies in florida

  • DANGERS OF PHOSPHATE MINES

    DANGERS OF PHOSPHATE MINES. The areas around phosphate facilities in central Florida usually consist of cattle ranches and agriculture with some residential areas as well. The surrounding flora absorb (uptake) the toxic elements caused by phosphate mining, through the root system into the leaves from reclaimed mined soils.

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  • Mosaic buys Florida phosphate business for $1.4 billion

    Oct 29, 2013In the deal, Mosaic will pick up a 22,000-acre phosphate mine and processing plant in Hardee County in south-central Florida, a factory in Plant

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  • Battle over phosphate mining roils small Florida town

    Oct 31, 2018Phosphate mining is a major industry in Florida, but it's also a major source of pollution, responsible for red tide, toxic algal blooms and killing wildlife.

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  • Mining and Mitigation Program

    The Mining and Mitigation Program regulates mining in Florida.Mining Program staff review Environmental Resource Permit (ERP) applications and reclamation plans for mines.Staff are responsible for permitting, compliance, inspectionand enforcement at mine sites.More information about the statutes and rules that apply to mining in Florida can be found on the mining rules

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  • Mining

    In Florida, the phosphate rock is extracted by a process referred to as strip-mining. Unlike mining in other states, phosphate deposits are found closer to the surface, about 30-40 feet below ground. Sandy topsoil, also known as overburden, is removed by large digging machines called draglines.

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  • The Clock is Ticking on Florida's Mountains of Hazardous

    Apr 26, 2017It's the biggest phosphate company in the world and a major presence in Florida. Mosaic is currently mining phosphate rock on more than 70,000 of the 380,000 acres it owns in Manatee

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  • Enviro Groups Lose Bid to Stop Florida Phosphate Mine

    Dec 15, 2017Minnesota-based Mosaic's largest phosphate mines and processing plants operate in Florida. Its open pit mines dot the landscape in five Florida counties. The Fortune 500 company wants to expand one mine near the Peace River watershed near Sarasota, Florida, and build three new mines in Central Florida.

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  • museum, Mulberry Phosphate Museum History

    1978 Florida Institute for Phosphate Research established in Bartow. 1980s Consolidation of phosphate companies begins. 1990s Mining operations start moving south. 2000s As mining in Polk County begins to gradually sunset, the industry expands its outlook southward to unmined reserves in Hardee, Manatee, and DeSoto Counties.

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  • Phosphate giant Mosaic pumps from Florida's aquifer to

    Jul 21, 2013Phosphate giant Mosaic pumps from Florida's aquifer to dilute its pollution largest phosphate mining company a permit to pump up to 70 million

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  • Phosphate mining in the United States

    Phosphorus | Minerals Education Coalition

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  • An Overview of Phosphate Mining and Reclamation in

    Phosphate mining is conducted in two regions of Florida (Figure 3). The largest is Central Florida Phosphate District (CFPD) which encompasses parts of Hillsborough, Polk, Hardee, and Manatee Counties. The northern district is located in Hamilton County. The CFPD continues to expand southward into Desoto County.

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  • Phosphate

    The Mining and Mitigation Program administers reclamation and stormwater management programs for mining operations in Florida, including phosphate. Reclamation standards for phosphate mining are detailed in Part II of Chapter 211, Part II of Chapter 378, Florida Statutes (F.S.), and Chapter 62C-16, Florida Administrative Code (F.A.C.).

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  • History of Phosphate Mining in Polk County.

    Jun 01, 2019Phosphate mining is one of the most important industries in Florida, and vital to many other businesses, starting with growing our food. This little museum helps make clear how phosphate relates to your own life, and how important this mining is to you.

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  • Phosphate Mining

    Phosphate Mining. The sand is returned by pipeline to the mine area for use in land reclamation, while the phosphate concentrate is sent to dewatering tanks and then to the inventory pile. The phosphate minerals are then transported to a separate fertilizer manufacturing plant to

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  • Welcome

    The Phosphate Risk in Florida. Phosphate companies have mined out central Florida. The phosphate depleted, the companies have merged, gone bankrupt, or moved on. They are moving on to Southwest Florida, to the southern Peace River basin.

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  • Florida Phosphate Mining History

    Florida phosphate mining dates back to the first hard rock deposits found near Hawthorne in Alachua County in 1883. Endurance was imperative in the early years when phosphate mining was done with wheelbarrows, picks and shovels. Next came mule-drawn scrapers. Mechanized excavation began between 1900 and 1905 with steam shovels.

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  • Mosaic phosphate mining company wants more land in Florida

    Jan 21, 2017With an estimated 80 percent of U.S. phosphate deposits, Florida provides 75 percent of the phosphate fertilizer used in America and 25 percent of the world's supply, according to the Florida

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  • Welcome to FLSME

    SME publications and programs advance and support all aspects of minerals exploration, mining, processing and reclamation. As the nature of the industry is global, so is SME with international sections and members in more than 100 countries. Do you have any questions or comments for the FLSME?

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  • Reclamation of Phosphate

    Only three phosphate-mining companies operate in Florida today, including IMC, which hosted our field trip to their mining site in central Florida. IMC is the largest phosphate mining company not only in Florida, but in the world. Although guest speaker and IMC representative Bob Kinsey described phosphate mining as a temporary land use

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  • Florida Mines Articles

    Florida Phosphate Gypsum Stacks Display Severe Environmental Impacts. (Fig 1, Gypsum Stack - ) One of EPA's (Environmental Protection Agency) main concerns with phosphate mines in Florida are with gypsum stacks (gypstack). This concern

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