Potash Mine outside Moab, Utah • Earth.com

Last update: October 27th, 2020 at 11:00 am

Today’s Image of the Day comes thanks to the NASA Earth Observatory and features a look at Potash Mine outside of Moab, Utah.

Potash Mine produces muriate of potash, which is a potassium-containing salt that is used in many kinds of fertilizer.

Potash typically forms in dry climates when lakes dry out and the water leaves deposits of potassium salt. This material becomes buried over time and turns into potash ore.

The blue segments at the top of the image are evaporation ponds used to dry and crystalize the potash and other salts.

By Rory Arnold, Earth.com Staff Writer

Source: NASA Earth Observatory

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