Potash Development

a. Provide a detailed geologic background that describes why potash resources are present in the area.
b. Describe the potash development process.
c. Summarize the projected economic benefit if potash development were allowed.
d. Also summarize the potential environmental impact if potash development were allowed.

Specialty: Potash Development

Please supplement the suggested websites with other sources.

1. Check out these websites (and others if you like):
http://education-portal.com/directory/category/Engineering/Mining_Engineering.html http://www.bls.gov/ooh/architecture-and-engineering/mining-and-geological-engineers.htm
Write a two or three paragraphs to answer these questions:
a. What is a mining geologist?
b. What do mining geologists do?
c. How does one become a mining geologist?
d. What is the average salary of a mining geologist?

2. Here are some more websites:

http://www.napotash.com/aboutpotash/

http://beta.geology.utah.gov/maps-publications/survey-notes/utah-potash-resources-production-and-exploration/

a. What is potash?
b. Where is potash found in Utah?
c. Where is potash currently produced?
d. How is potash extracted?

3. Use this website to answer the following questions:

http://www.elaw.org/system/files/PotashMining_0.pdf

a. According to Section 3 of the United Nations report (beginning on page 14), what environmental challenges are involved with potash mining?
b. What are some measures we can take to minimize these environmental impacts?

4. Use these websites to answer the following questions:

http://geology.utah.gov/surveynotes/archives/snt42-1.pdf

http://business.utah.gov/programs/outdoor/

a. According to the Utah Geological Survey, why is the Paradox Basin important to Utah’s potash production?
b. According to the Utah Governor’s Office of Economic Development, why is recreation important to Utah’s economy?

5. One final website:

http://www.greatercanyonlands.org/threats/

a. What specific areas within the proposed Greater Canyonlands National Monument have the potential for potash development?
b. What would be the economic benefits and environmental costs of potash development here?
Specialty: Potash Development

Please supplement the suggested websites with other sources.
Specialty: Potash Development

Please supplement the suggested websites with other sources.

1. Check out these websites (and others if you like):
http://education-portal.com/directory/category/Engineering/Mining_Engineering.html http://www.bls.gov/ooh/architecture-and-engineering/mining-and-geological-engineers.htm
Write a two or three paragraphs to answer these questions:
a. What is a mining geologist?
b. What do mining geologists do?
c. How does one become a mining geologist?
d. What is the average salary of a mining geologist?

2. Here are some more websites:

http://www.napotash.com/aboutpotash/

http://beta.geology.utah.gov/maps-publications/survey-notes/utah-potash-resources-production-and-exploration/

a. What is potash?
b. Where is potash found in Utah?
c. Where is potash currently produced?
d. How is potash extracted?

3. Use this website to answer the following questions:

http://www.elaw.org/system/files/PotashMining_0.pdf

a. According to Section 3 of the United Nations report (beginning on page 14), what environmental challenges are involved with potash mining?
b. What are some measures we can take to minimize these environmental impacts?

4. Use these websites to answer the following questions:

http://geology.utah.gov/surveynotes/archives/snt42-1.pdf

http://business.utah.gov/programs/outdoor/

a. According to the Utah Geological Survey, why is the Paradox Basin important to Utah’s potash production?
b. According to the Utah Governor’s Office of Economic Development, why is recreation important to Utah’s economy?

5. One final website:

http://www.greatercanyonlands.org/threats/

a. What specific areas within the proposed Greater Canyonlands National Monument have the potential for potash development?
b. What would be the economic benefits and environmental costs of potash development here?