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“Mineral Discovery Could Mean Billions for Michigan” – USGS

(April 17, 2017)  For more than two decades, researchers, geologists, and investors had no idea they were standing above tremendous wealth. Thousands of feet deep beneath the surface of western Michigan, a potential multibillion-dollar potash deposit was discovered. Potash—a mineral salt containing high levels of potassium—is an ingredient in fertilizer essential for growing crops.


“Subterranean Deposits; The discovery of a large deposit of potash in Michigan, used to produce fertilizers,represents a significant economic boon to the state.” – Detroit Business

(Feb 11, 2015)  Natural resources have long been an economic asset to Michigan, but it was only recently that the state discovered an unusually large deposit of potash, one of the most pivotal substances in the world. The new findings could very well signal the start of a new industry in the state, potentially worth...


“Witnesses, Members Stress the Importance of Data Sharing in Natural Resources Production & Infrastructure Projects” – House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources

(Sept 17, 2014)  WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources held a legislative hearing on H.R. 5066, the Data Preservation Act of 2014, authored by Natural Resources Committee Member Rep. Dan Benishek, M.D. (MI-01).


“Junior player seeks major potash roleas Mosaic exits stage in Michigan” – Green Markets; Bloomberg

(Nov 18, 2013)  While The Mosaic Co. closed its small Hersey, Mich., potash mine Nov. 5 (GM Nov. 11, p. 1), a small junior company stands ready to take the surrounding reserves and build them into a significant mine to serve the Cornbelt. Just as major nitrogen producers and would-be nitrogen producers see the value of...


“Potash: a gold mine for Michigan? A new company has secured nearly 400 mineral leases in Osceola and Mecosta.” – Grand Rapids Business Journal

(Sep 20, 2013)  A nearly forgotten deposit of high-grade potash under two West Michigan counties is being touted as a potential multibillion dollar industry that could make the state one of the world’s leading sources for one of the most important ingredients in agricultural fertilizer.