Percolating ponds for the recovery of potassium salts (potash), Potash, Utah

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GRAMPS_Wiley on September 9, 2010

These are not "percolating ponds" but "evaporation ponds." Potash is mined here by pumping water down to the potash deposits. The water dissolves the potash and the solution is brought back to the surface and spread in these ponds to allow the sun to evaporate the water.

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