Phosphate Florida Department of Environmental Protection

2021-9-7  The mining of pebble phosphate began in 1888 in central Florida and in the 1960s in Hamilton County. Today phosphate mining occurs primarily in the central Florida area (Polk, Hillsborough, Manatee and Hardee counties). The central Florida phosphate mining region covers approximately 1.3 million acres of land known as the “Bone Valley.”

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Floridas Phosphate Deposits

Phosphate mining over the years has moved through Lakeland, Mulberry, Bartow and Plant City. In the past 10 years, however, mining operations on Polk County’s southern fringe have wound down.

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One Last Big Push for Phosphate Mining - Florida Trend

2008-5-1  One Last Big Push for Phosphate Mining ... the view into Polk County is a jarring contrast: Mile after mile of strip-mined earth in shades of gray, with not a tree or other living thing on the ...

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Polk County Mine Near Mulberry, Florida The Diggings™

The Polk County Mine is near Mulberry, Florida. Historically the site has been part of the Polk Phosphate Mining District. The site was first discovered in 1974. The Polk County Mine was closed at the time of data entry with no known plans to re-open.

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Nichols Phosphate Mine Abandoned Florida

2021-9-5  Mobil decided it was getting out of the phosphate rock mining business and began selling its operations. Mobil’s South Fort Meade Mine was sold to Cargill Fertilizer Inc. in 1995 which included 27,000 acres of phosphate rock reserves in Polk and Hardee counties, a new beneficiation plant designed to process up to 4m tonne/year, two clay settling ponds, rail loading facilities, draglines

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Mining In Polk County, Florida The Diggings™

Historic Mining Records (USGS) Polk has 29 identified mines listed in The Diggings™. The most commonly listed primary commodities in Polk mines are Uranium , Phosphorus-Phosphates , and Fluorine-Fluorite . At the time these mines were surveyed, 1 mine in Polk was observed to have ore mineralization in an outcrop, shallow pit, or isolated ...

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Polk County, FL mining, mines, mine owners and mine

Mines in Polk County, FL. Bonny Lake Mine (Seminole Fert.) Ft. Meade Ussac Phos. Acid Plant. Freeport Mcmoran Inc. (Parent Co. Of Agrico Co.) Florida Phosphate Corp.

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Suit alleges phosphate company knowing developed

2017-3-14  Suit alleges phosphate company knowingly developed homes on contaminated land in Polk County. A few of the thousands of homes in southern Lakeland that are built on former phosphate land. Screen ...

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IMC Agrico Phosphate Company collection

2020-5-27  Pierce, Polk County Florida id64988 7 2 Washer #10 id64989 7 3 Mining Operations id64990 7 4 Aerial Views id64991 7 5 Draglines id64992 7 6 Dredges id64993 7 7 Fossils id64994 7 8 Unidentified People id64995 7 9 Drying Bins and Plant id64996 7 10 Gas Plant id64997 7 11 Pebbledale Phosphate 1908- 09 id64998 7 12 Tiger Bay Phosphate 1904 id64999 ...

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Reclamation: Strategies and Stages - Florida Poly

The mining companies are fully responsible for reclamation of land mined after 1975, according to the conditions set forth in their mining permits. The major phosphate mining region is in central Florida (in Polk, Hillsborough, Manatee, and Hardee Counties). One mining company operates in northern Florida

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Nichols Phosphate Mine Abandoned Florida

2021-9-5  Mobil decided it was getting out of the phosphate rock mining business and began selling its operations. Mobil’s South Fort Meade Mine was sold to Cargill Fertilizer Inc. in 1995 which included 27,000 acres of phosphate rock reserves in Polk and Hardee counties, a new beneficiation plant designed to process up to 4m tonne/year, two clay settling ponds, rail loading facilities, draglines

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Geology of Polk County, Florida ( FGS: Open file report 13 )

2021-8-1  mining phosphate in Polk County. Florida has led the nation in phosphate production for over 90 years; the bulk of this production is from Polk County (Boyle and Hendry, 1985). Byproduct Uranium and Fluorine Uranium and fluorine are byproduct resources which can be recovered from the phosphoric acid produced by the acidulation of phosphate rock.

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PHOSPHATE RESOURCES OF FLORIDA - USGS

2011-7-1  Adequacy and Use of Phosphate Resources of the United States, held at Lakeland, Fla., November 28, 1938, much information not hitherto available regarding the phosphate resources of Florida was presented. Wayne Thomas, as spokesman for the phosphate industry, read a brief that forms the background of the investi­ gation here reported.

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Missouri University of Science and Technology Scholars'

2021-4-12  SYNOPSIS: A majority of Polk County, in . central Florida, has been mined for phosphate . in . the past. Mining companies use the mined areas to deposit mining wastes such as the tailings sands and highly plastic clay materials that are associated with the beneficiation of phosphate ore. The clays are

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A Closer Look Into Florida’s Phosphate Mining Industry ...

2016-11-6  In the early days of the small draglines, about 5 acres were mined in a year. As draglines grew in size, they were able to mine 500 to 600 acres a year. Conservatively, today’s draglines are able to completely destroy 50 acres a month. Phosphate Mining Process Florida’s phosphate ore (matrix) is found some 40 feet below the earth’s surface.

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Polk County Archives - Florida Phosphate Mosaic : Florida ...

2020-12-2  Mosaic’s phosphate and fertilizer products are responsible for roughly 46,000 Florida jobs, generating nearly $3.1 billion in personal income in our regional economy. In Polk County, we operate two active manufacturing facilities and a mine site and have many employees whose jobs require advanced industrial training and strict safety ...

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Central Florida Land Pebble Phosphate Deposit Near Fort ...

Mine Overview. The Central Florida Land Pebble Phosphate Deposit is near Fort Green, Florida. Historically the site has been part of the Polk Phosphate Mining District. The site was first discovered in 1888. The Central Florida Land Pebble Phosphate Deposit is a surface mining operation. Initial production took place in 1890.

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Suit alleges phosphate company knowing developed

2017-3-14  Suit alleges phosphate company knowingly developed homes on contaminated land in Polk County. A few of the thousands of homes in southern Lakeland that are built on former phosphate land. Screen ...

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Florida Sinkholes Related To Phosphate Strip Mining In ...

2019-4-5  Phosphate Mining Central Florida Watersheds Worry Four County’s In Florida Based On Phosphate Industry Practices Four central Florida counties are in legal battles with phosphate industry officials over strip mining thousands of acres of environmentally critical wetlands, rivers, streams, springs, and

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End of An Era: Last Phosphate Mine in Polk County to

2013-10-10  Phosphate mining was once an economic pillar for Polk County -- but that era is coming to a close. The last active mine in the county is nearly depleted and will close next year . Mosaic says it will close its Hookers Prairie phosphate mine in Polk by the fall of next year.

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End of An Era: Last Phosphate Mine in Polk County to

2013-10-10  Phosphate mining was once an economic pillar for Polk County -- but that era is coming to a close. The last active mine in the county is nearly depleted and will close next year . Mosaic says it will close its Hookers Prairie phosphate mine in Polk by the fall of next year.

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Nichols Phosphate Mine Abandoned Florida

2021-9-5  Mobil decided it was getting out of the phosphate rock mining business and began selling its operations. Mobil’s South Fort Meade Mine was sold to Cargill Fertilizer Inc. in 1995 which included 27,000 acres of phosphate rock reserves in Polk and Hardee counties, a new beneficiation plant designed to process up to 4m tonne/year, two clay settling ponds, rail loading facilities, draglines

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Integrated mined-area reclamation and land use planning ...

Volume 3B. A case study of surface mining and reclamation planning: international minerals and chemical corporation, phosphate operations, Polk County, Florida. [Land reclamation and use planning for phosphate operations in Polk County, Florida]. United States: N. p., 1977. Web. doi:10.2172/5277373.

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Suit alleges phosphate company knowing developed

2017-3-14  Suit alleges phosphate company knowingly developed homes on contaminated land in Polk County. A few of the thousands of homes in southern Lakeland that are built on former phosphate land. Screen ...

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Geology of Polk County, Florida ( FGS: Open file report 13 )

2021-8-1  mining phosphate in Polk County. Florida has led the nation in phosphate production for over 90 years; the bulk of this production is from Polk County (Boyle and Hendry, 1985). Byproduct Uranium and Fluorine Uranium and fluorine are byproduct resources which can be recovered from the phosphoric acid produced by the acidulation of phosphate rock.

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Missouri University of Science and Technology Scholars'

2021-4-12  SYNOPSIS: A majority of Polk County, in . central Florida, has been mined for phosphate . in . the past. Mining companies use the mined areas to deposit mining wastes such as the tailings sands and highly plastic clay materials that are associated with the beneficiation of phosphate ore. The clays are

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Phosphorus Fertilizer: The Original and Commercial

2019-4-30  Rumors of no phosphate in Central Florida spread as a result; Polk County’s phosphate deposit took a back seat the first 15 years to the hard rock region to the north. The Florida Phosphate Company and the Pharr Phosphate Company were the two phosphate mining

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Florida Sinkholes Related To Phosphate Strip Mining In ...

2019-4-5  Phosphate Mining Central Florida Watersheds Worry Four County’s In Florida Based On Phosphate Industry Practices Four central Florida counties are in legal battles with phosphate industry officials over strip mining thousands of acres of environmentally critical wetlands, rivers, streams, springs, and

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Mosaic Overflight Part 3 Draglines Wastelands - Our ...

2017-7-30  On our overflight we sighted four different draglines, but not all were operating. A large dragline system used in the open pit mining industry costs approximately US$ 50–100 million. A typical bucket has a volume ranging from 40 to

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PHOSPHATE RESOURCES OF FLORIDA - USGS

2011-7-1  Adequacy and Use of Phosphate Resources of the United States, held at Lakeland, Fla., November 28, 1938, much information not hitherto available regarding the phosphate resources of Florida was presented. Wayne Thomas, as spokesman for the phosphate industry, read a brief that forms the background of the investi­ gation here reported.

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