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Phosphate mining in the United States In 2015, 276 million metric tons of marketable phosphate rock, or phosphorite, was mined in the United States, making the US the world's third-largest producer, after China and Morocco The phosphate mining industry employed 2,200 people The value of phosphate rock mined was US$22 billion...
Phosphate mining in the United States In 2015, 276 million metric tons of marketable phosphate rock, or phosphorite, was mined in the United States, making the US the world's third-largest producer, after China and MoroccoThe phosphate mining industry employed 2,200 people The value of phosphate rock mined was US$22 billion As of 2015, there are 10 active phosphate mines in four states: Florida, North Carolina, Idaho, and Utah...
Phosphate mining in Nauru The economy of Nauru has been almost wholly dependent on phosphate, which has led to environmental catastrophe on the island, with 80% of the nation's surface having been strip-minedThe island's phosphate deposits were virtually exhausted by 2000 although some small-scale mining ,...