Tetra Tech Appointed to Satimola Potash Mining Project

Tetra Tech is proud to announce that we have been appointed by Qazaq Kalium to complete a JORC* compliant feasibility study for a 6 Mtpa (million tonnes per annum) integrated mine and processing facility over the next year.

The Satimola Project, is one of the largest known deposits of potash and borates not only in Kazakhstan but the worldand contains a mineral resource of some six billion tonnes at a 10% potassium oxide (K2O) cut-off grade. The Satimola salt dome deposit has a strike length greater than 23km, is up to 8km in width and comprises of borate and potash bearing horizons.

Potash is the term commonly used for potassium bearing compounds, which are primarily used as plant fertilizers, a nutrient boost in animal feeds, in food and drink production and the manufacturing of some soap products to name a few uses.

Using our Leading with Science® approach our experts are providing technical, engineering and consulting services to compile a feasibility study for an integrated mine and processing facility for Satimola which is anticipated to be one of the largest potash projects that will be developed over the next few years.

Michael Boyd Managing Director for Geo-Environment & Mining services at Tetra Tech commented on the appointment:

‘This project is a great win for us as we deploy our mining team for such a significant and important project. We are delighted to be working with Qazaq Kalium helping them to achieve their objective of becoming a major world class producer of Potash and borate products.’

*JORC (The Australasian Code for Reporting of Exploration Results, Mineral Resources and Ore Reserves, a professional code of practice that sets minimum standards for Public Reporting of minerals Exploration Results, Mineral Resources and Ore Reserves.)

You can find out more about our mining team lead Andy Carter and his thoughts on meeting the increasing demand in the technology metals sector in this expert interview

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