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Dong Tai potash deposit, Thakhek, Khammouan Province (Khammouane Province), Laosi
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Dong Tai potash depositDeposit
Thakhek- not defined -
Khammouan Province (Khammouane Province)Province
LaosCountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 17° 13' 59'' North , 104° 51' 0'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 17.23333,104.85000
GeoHash:G#: w74d1cjrq
Locality type:Deposit
Köppen climate type:Aw : Tropical savanna, wet
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Thakhèk85,000 (2017)19.8km
Nakhon Phanom34,595 (2012)21.1km
That Phanom14,424 (2012)36.2km


One of the world's largest potash deposits.

Located about 15 km south of Thakhek.

Regions containing this locality

Sunda PlateTectonic Plate

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


6 valid minerals.

Rock Types Recorded

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Detailed Mineral List:

Anhydrite
Formula: CaSO4
Boracite
Formula: Mg3(B7O13)Cl
Carnallite
Formula: KMgCl3 · 6H2O
Gypsum
Formula: CaSO4 · 2H2O
Halite
Formula: NaCl
Sylvite
Formula: KCl

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 3 - Halides
Carnallite3.BA.10KMgCl3 · 6H2O
Halite3.AA.20NaCl
Sylvite3.AA.20KCl
Group 6 - Borates
Boracite6.GA.05Mg3(B7O13)Cl
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Anhydrite7.AD.30CaSO4
Gypsum7.CD.40CaSO4 · 2H2O

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 9 - NORMAL HALIDES
AX
Halite9.1.1.1NaCl
Sylvite9.1.1.2KCl
Group 11 - HALIDE COMPLEXES
AmBX3
Carnallite11.1.2.1KMgCl3 · 6H2O
Group 25 - ANHYDROUS BORATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
Hexaborates
Boracite25.6.1.1Mg3(B7O13)Cl
Group 28 - ANHYDROUS ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4
Anhydrite28.3.2.1CaSO4
Group 29 - HYDRATED ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4·xH2O
Gypsum29.6.3.1CaSO4 · 2H2O

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
H CarnalliteKMgCl3 · 6H2O
BBoron
B BoraciteMg3(B7O13)Cl
OOxygen
O GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
O AnhydriteCaSO4
O CarnalliteKMgCl3 · 6H2O
O BoraciteMg3(B7O13)Cl
NaSodium
Na HaliteNaCl
MgMagnesium
Mg CarnalliteKMgCl3 · 6H2O
Mg BoraciteMg3(B7O13)Cl
SSulfur
S GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
S AnhydriteCaSO4
ClChlorine
Cl HaliteNaCl
Cl SylviteKCl
Cl CarnalliteKMgCl3 · 6H2O
Cl BoraciteMg3(B7O13)Cl
KPotassium
K SylviteKCl
K CarnalliteKMgCl3 · 6H2O
CaCalcium
Ca GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
Ca AnhydriteCaSO4

Regional Geology

This geological map and associated information on rock units at or nearby to the coordinates given for this locality is based on relatively small scale geological maps provided by various national Geological Surveys. This does not necessarily represent the complete geology at this locality but it gives a background for the region in which it is found.

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Late Paleozoic - Early Paleozoic
251.902 - 541 Ma



ID: 3189343
Paleozoic crystalline metamorphic rocks

Age: Phanerozoic (251.902 - 541 Ma)

Comments: Song Ma Basin

Lithology: Crystalline metamorphic rocks

Reference: Chorlton, L.B. Generalized geology of the world: bedrock domains and major faults in GIS format: a small-scale world geology map with an extended geological attribute database. doi: 10.4095/223767. Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 5529. [154]

Data and map coding provided by Macrostrat.org, used under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License

References

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Xiying Zhang, Haizhou Ma, Hongbing Tan, Donglin Gao, Binkai Li, Mingxiang Wang, Qiliang Tang, and Xiaolong Yuan (2010): Preliminary studies on geochemistry and post-depositional change of Dong Tai potash deposit in Laos. Mineral Deposits 29(4), 713-721 (in Chinese with English abstract).
GAO, X., CAI, K. Q., LI, D. R., PENG, Q., FANG, Q. F., & QIN, H. (2012). Mineralogical and geochemical characteristics and genesis of the potassium-magnesium salt deposit in Khammouan Province, Laos [J]. Acta Petrologica Et Mineralogica, 4, 011.


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