"The saline giants [and the Zechstein sea, where all this polyhalite was formed some 260m years ago, is one of those 'giants'] have the function of Gaia´s kidney. With periodical removals of the salt ions and the heavy metals from seawater, the world´s ocean have been rendered forever habitable. Gaia has to have a kidney. "
Yes the old bat has to have a kidney.................after all who else is out there who can so effectively take the................?
Then you will understand why Polyhalite is just so valuable - or soon to be. Remember the recent crop trials in North Dakota with the average 500 acre soybean farm putting some $12,000 dollars more in the farmers pocket using polyhalite versus MOP for the same yield?
New target of 50p now formaly confirmed by WH Ireland short term. The ascent of the steep value curve is imminent it would seem to correspond with final certs in a couple of weeks and whatever major events will be happening soon after for warrant holders to take up their options.
The Earth is a self-organizing system liking a living organism. Lovelock proposed Gaia as a metaphor to designate the check and balance ofterrestrial temperatures: the Earth is never too hot so that the ocean could boil, and the Earth is never too cold that the ocean could freeze from top to bottom. HsÃ¼ proposed that Gaia is endothermic because the life on Earth has been alternate successions of air-conditioners and heaters which evolved and deactivate or reinforce the terrestial greenhouse of carbon dioxide in atmosphere. When Earth was heating up too much, the air-conditioneers, such as anaerobic bacteria, cyanobacteria, skeletal organisms and trees, and finally calcareous plankton, went to work to bring the terrestrial temperature down. When the Earth was freezing at times of continental glaciation, heaters went to work, such as methanogenic bacteria, Ediacaran faunas, tundra and desert plants, and now Homo sapiens. Gaia has to have other organs to keep the self-organizing system vital. This paper presents a postulate that the Miocene Mediterranean Sea acted as GaiaÂ´s kidney. The steady influx of dissolved ions and debris into the ocean causes inevitable increase of oceanÂ´s salinity. The fossil and geochemicl records indicate that the ocean has never been too saline nor too brackish for the survival of normal marine organisms: the salinity ranged from about 32 to 36 pro mil during the last billion years. Ocean-drilling cruises to the Mediterranean discovered a very large salt formation, deposited during some 5 million years ago when the Mediterranean dried up. A study of the geochemical balance of the oceans indicates that the deposition of very large salt bodies in isolated basins such as the Miocene Mediterranean every 100 million years or so. The saline giants have the function of GaiaÂ´s kidney. With periodical removals of the salt ions and the heavy metals from seawater, the worldÂ´s ocean have been rendered forever habitable. Gaia has to have a kidney. The desiccation of the Mediterranean is the evidence of a functioning kidney. Earlier kidney functions were performed during the deposition of the Cretaceous (South Atlantic), Jurassic (Gulf of Mexico), Permo-Triassic (Europe), Devonian (Canada),.Cambrian/Precambrian (Gondwana) saline giants.
First I've taken the liberty of sending your (non)-request to Ahab. I'm sure you'll be getting the definitive 'pedalo' take soon enough. As why should only you be spared?
YP is difficult to compare as it is the only green field proposal that plans to sell strait polyhalite. ICP will mine that but process to SOP, South Boulder (now Danakali) have no polyhalite at their Colluli tenement, but also plan to predominantly sell SOP. AISI Colluli has the better chance of being built.
Colluli is in Eritrea, country risk is high, but if the build is financed it is most likely to come from China, they will not concern themselves on that score. Colluli has a large resource of not that high purity Sylvinite, Carnallitite and Kainite. But it is shallow so can be open pit mined. However making the SOP will not be cheap and all infrastructure has to be built. On it's positive side production can be readily ramped up to a high level - this is what may get the investment. The large Danakil evaporate basin extends into neighbouring Ethiopia, Allana (now part of ICL) are building MOP production.
ICP have a problem, Ochoa is some 700 miles from port, this puts their costs up, even when producing high value SOP.They also have a far smaller and less accessible resource than both Colluli or YP. I see them as less likely to raise build funds. I also have concerns about the quality of their management.
It is now obvious that YP are targeting N & S America for polyhalite. This makes sense as there is much more provision of potassium becoming available in the Asia/Indian ocean region. If those who want to see YP start are primarily motivated by wanting alternative sources of potassium to that from the cartel, they will also want an alternative to that controlled by China. This I see as reasoning why these other potential supplies being brought on will not effect the prospects for YP.
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