Wendover Plant

The Wendover Plant is a potassium mine located in Tooele county, Utah at an elevation of 4,219 feet.

About the MRDS Data:

All mine locations were obtained from the USGS Mineral Resources Data System. The locations and other information in this database have not been verified for accuracy. It should be assumed that all mines are on private property.

Mine Info

Name: Wendover Plant  

State:  Utah

County:  Tooele

Elevation: 4,219 Feet (1,286 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Potassium

Lat, Long: 40.7381, -113.97830

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Wendover Plant MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Wendover Plant
Secondary: Kaiser Chemicals Bonneville Plant
Secondary: Bonneville Plant
Secondary: Bonneville, Limited, Plant
Secondary: Reilly-Wendover Plant


Commodity

Primary: Potassium
Tertiary: Salt
Tertiary: Magnesite


Location

State: Utah
County: Tooele
District: Silver Islet


Land Status

Land ownership: Mixed


Holdings

Type: State Lease
Type: Federal Lease
Type: Fee Ownership


Workings

Not available


Ownership

Owner Name: Great Salt Lake Minerals Co.
Company ID: 4200154
Percent: 100.0
Home Office: Utah
Info Year: 1995


Production

Year: 1980
Description: Total Potassium Salts Production 70511 Metric Tons For The Year
Year: 1979
Description: Total Potassium Salts Production 58614 Metric Tons For The Year
Year: 1978
Description: Total Potassium Salts Production 66183 Metric Tons For The Year
Year: 1977
Description: Total Potassium Salts Production 94535 Metric Tons For The Year
Year: 1976
Description: Total Potassium Salts Production 66879 Metric Tons For The Year
Year: 1975
Description: Total Potassium Salts Production 88097 Metric Tons For The Year
Year: 1974
Description: Total Potassium Salts Production 109381 Metric Tons For The Year
Year: 1973
Description: Total Potassium Salts Production 116471 Metric Tons For The Year
Year: 1972
Description: Total Potassium Salts Production 115333 Metric Tons For The Year
Year: 1971
Description: Total Potassium Salts Production 74043 Metric Tons For The Year
Year: 1970
Description: Total Potassium Salts Production 99206 Metric Tons For The Year
Year: 1969
Description: Total Potassium Salts Production 48506 Metric Tons For The Year
Year: 1968
Description: Total Potassium Salts Production Metric Tons For The Year
Year: 1967
Description: Total Potassium Salts Production 52045 Metric Tons For The Year
Year: 1966
Description: Total Potassium Salts Production 19359 Metric Tons For The Year
Year: 1965
Description: Total Potassium Salts Production 66483 Metric Tons For The Year
Year: 1964
Description: Total Potassium Salts Production 49712 Metric Tons For The Year


Deposit

Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Plant
Plant Type: Beneficiation (Mill)
Plant Subtype: Precipitation
Operation Type: Brine Operation
Mining Method: Auger Mining - Solution Mining
Milling Method: Crystallization
Year First Production: 1917
Discovery Year: 1914
Years of Production:
Organization:
Significant: Y


Physiography

General Physiographic Area: Intermontane Plateaus
Physiographic Province: Basin And Range Province
Physiographic Section: Great Basin


Mineral Deposit Model

Not available


Orebody

Not available


Structure

Not available


Alterations

Not available


Rocks

Not available


Analytical Data

Not available


Materials

Unknown: Carnallite
Unknown: Sylvite
Unknown: Quartz
Unknown: Montmorillonite
Unknown: Halite
Unknown: Gypsum
Unknown: Dolomite
Unknown: Aragonite


Comments

Comment (Economic Factors): UNITS OF DESIGN IN RECORD 1 IS ACTUALLY MT BRINE/DAY. UNITS OF PRODUCTION IN RECORD 1 IS ACTUALLY $/MT BRINE.

Comment (Production): PERCENT RECOVERY FOR K2O IN RECORD A IS ACTUALLY 94.8.

Comment (Production): UNITS OF CAPACITY IN RECORDS A, B, AND C IS ACTUALLY MT BRINE/DAY. UNITS OF OUTPUT IN RECORD A IS ACTUALLY MT SYLVITE/DAY. UNITS OF OUTPUT IN RECORD B IS ACTUALLY MT SYLVINITE/DAY. UNITS OF OUTPUT IN RECORD C IS ACTUALLY MT MGCL2 BRINE/DAY. PRODUCTION UNITS IN RECORDS A, B, AND C IS ACTUALLY $/MT BRINE

Comment (Names): ALSO KNOWN AS "BONNEVILLE (WENDOVER)". NAME WAS CHANGED TO PREVENT A MIX-UP WITH "WENDOVER" OF NEW SEQ# 0490450509 (OLD SEQ NO. 0490450000X.

Comment (Economic Factors): UNITS OF COST IN RECORDS 009 AND 010 IS ACTUALLY $/MT BRINE.

Comment (Ownership): IN 1988, KAISER ALUMINUM AND CHEMICAL CORP SOLD THE BONNEVILLE PLANT TO REILLY TAR & CHEMICAL CORP (RENAMED REILLY INDUSTRIES) IN SEPTEMBER 1994, REILLY INDUSTRIES WAS SOLD TO HARRIS CHEMICAL (PAY DIRT MAGAZINE, (ROCKY MT EDITION). SEP 1994, P. 19A). FEBRUARY 1995, GREAT SALT LAKE MINERALS COMPANY PURCHASED THE BONNEVILLE PLANT FROM REILLY INDUSTRIES INC. (INDUSTRIAL MINERALS, FEB 1995, P. 16.)


References

Reference (Deposit): OF THE BONNEVILLE SALT FLATS, IN GREAT SALT LAKE: A

Reference (Deposit): BINGHAM, C. P. SOLAR PRODUCTION OF POTASH FROM THE BRINES

Reference (Deposit): YEARS 1964 THROUGH 1980).

Reference (Deposit): TIAL, INDIVIDUAL COMPANY, PRODUCTION STATISTICS (FOR THE

Reference (Deposit): U.S. BUREAU OF MINES. MICROFILM COMPILATION OF CONFIDEN-

Reference (Deposit): AND MINING JOURNAL, OCT. 28, 1916, PP. 780-782.

Reference (Deposit): GALE, H. S. POTASH IN SALDURO SALT DEPOSIT. ENGINEERING

Reference (Deposit): NEVADA--UTAH. 7.5 MINUTE SERIES, 1972, SCALE 1:24,000.

Reference (Deposit): -----. WENDOVER QUADRANGLE (TOPOGRAPHIC ORTHOPHOTOMAP),

Reference (Deposit): 2 DEG. SERIES, 1970 REV., SCALE 1:250,000.

Reference (Deposit): -----. TOOELE QUADRANGLE (TOPOGRAPHIC MAP), UTAH. 1 DEG. X

Reference (Deposit): SME, JUNE 1964, PP. 169-174.

Reference (Deposit): POTASH RECOVERY BY SOLAR EVAPORATION OF BRINES. TRANS.

Reference (Deposit): HADZERIGA, P. SOME ASPECTS OF THE PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY OF

Reference (Deposit): CALS' SOLAR EVAP. POTASH COMPLEX). MARCH 1977, P. 258.

Reference (Deposit): THE US (CONTAINS ONE PARAGRAPH CONCERNING KAISER CHEMI-

Reference (Deposit): ENGINEERING AND MINING JOURNAL. UTAH, IN NEWS BRIEFS--IN

Reference (Deposit): DENVER, COLO.

Reference (Deposit): FILES AT BUMINES, INTERMOUNTAIN FIELD OPERATIONS CENTER,

Reference (Deposit): LALLMAN, M. W. KAISER CHEMICALS' BONNEVILLE POTASH OPERA-

Reference (Deposit): EXHIB., DENVER, COLO., FEBRUARY 1968, 6 PP.; COPY IN

Reference (Deposit): TION. PRES. AT 71ST NATL. WESTERN MINING CONF. AND

Reference (Deposit): ECTON, J. V. POTASH RECOVERY FROM BRINES BY SOLAR EVAPORA-

Reference (Deposit): 1946, 8 PP.

Reference (Deposit): DECO TREFOIL MAGAZINE. BENEFICIATION OF BONNEVILLE POTASH

Reference (Deposit): TERMOUNTAIN FIELD OPERATIONS CENTER, DENVER, COLO.

Reference (Deposit): 08699-011), 1978, 55 PP.; COPY IN FILES AT BUMINES, IN-

Reference (Deposit): 1:24,000.

Reference (Deposit): MAP), UTAH--TOOELE CO. 7.5 MINUTE SERIES, 1971, SCALE

Reference (Deposit): _____. TETZLAFF PEAK QUADRANGLE (TOPOGRAPHIC ORTHOPHOTO-

Reference (Deposit): SCALE 1:24,000.

Reference (Deposit): THOPHOTOMAP), UTAH--TOOELE CO. 7.5 MINUTE SERIES, 1973,

Reference (Deposit): U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY. SILSBEE QUADRANGLE (TOPOGRAPHIC OR-

Reference (Deposit): NING YEAR BOOK, COLO. MINING ASSOC., 1971, PP. 27-37.

Reference (Deposit): THOMASON, J. C. POTASH MARKETS DURING THE SEVENTIES. MI-

Reference (Deposit): 27 PP.

Reference (Deposit): SINGLETON, R. H. POTASH. BUMINES MCP-11, FEBRUARY 1978,

Reference (Deposit): 302, 19 PP.

Reference (Deposit): AIME, DENVER, COLO., SEPT. 1-3, 1976, SME PREPRINT 76-H-

Reference (Deposit): TION. PRES. AT FALL MEETING AND EXHIBIT, SOC. MIN. ENG.,

Reference (Deposit): DEPOSITS. ENGINEERING NOTEBOOK BULLETIN M4-B39, MARCH

Reference (Deposit): MENT, DIV. OF RESOURCES, SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH (JOB NO.

Reference (Deposit): UNPUBLISHED REPORT FOR THE U. S. BUREAU OF LAND MANAGE-

Reference (Deposit): POTASH RESOURCES OF THE GREAT SALT LAKE DESERT, UTAH.

Reference (Deposit): DAMES AND MOORE. INVENTORY AND MARKET ANALYSIS OF THE

Reference (Deposit): MIN. SURVEY BULL. 116, 1980, PP. 229-242.

Reference (Deposit): LAKE INDUSTRIES), ED. BY J. W. GWYNN. UTAH GEOL. AND

Reference (Deposit): SCIENTIFIC, HISTORICAL AND ECONOMIC OVERVIEW (CHAP. IV.--