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Citrus Springs Florida

The trail was converted from the old railroad lines built in the early 1900s Phosphate mining played a big part in the history of Citrus Springs and Citrus County When WWII ended phosphate mining was largely moved overseas Abandoned mines stretch along the Withlacoochee River basin and many can be found in Citrus Springs Some of those mines ....Know More

Florida Phosphate Mining Waste By

During the production of fertilizer from phosphates, many unwanted toxins or waste by-products are made as well Florida s phosphate production s by-products are in the form of active airborne toxic chemical agents and heavy metals or central nervous system chemical agents...Know More

Site of Phosphate Discovery in FL Marker, Dunnellon FL ,

Jan 22, 2011 0183 32 Site of Phosphate Discovery in Florida Marker, Dunnellon FL Dunnellon is a small quiet area that is developing today where a hardy adventurer whose nickname was Duke of Dunnellon discovered hard rock phosphate on May Day 1889 Albertus Vogt, engineer, US Marshal, journalist, world traveler and adventurer, settled down here after his exciting experienc...Know More

An Overview of Phosphate Mining and Reclamation in ,

The Process of Phosphate Mining in Florida Phosphate mining in Florida is a strip-mining process Overburden, the layers of material above the phosphate, is removed to expose the phosphate reserve matrix Before mining, exploratory cores are taken to measure the depth of the overburden and the thickness of the phosphate matrix This coring...Know More

Mulberry Phosphate Museum

Mulberry Phosphate Museum, Mulberry 2,715 likes 16 talking about this 2,197 were here The mission of the Mulberry Phosphate Museum is to exhibit....Know More

Florida s Phosphate Fields and Business

A Brief History of Florida s Phosphate Business by Donald E Sheppard Florida has been surface mined for phosphate for the last 120 years With the coming of Florida s railroads to haul it to ships in 1885, rock phosphate, the purest variety, was mined north and south of Dunnellon on Florida s Rock Phosphate Ridge Some was dredged above ....Know More

Phosphate mining faces more pushback today Endangered ,

Aug 18, 2011 0183 32 Manufacturing phosphate creates air pollution Large waste stacks containing toxic chemicals are left behind The industry was so powerful that the mining companies were not required to repair some of the damage mining caused to the land for nearly a century after phosphate mining began in Florida...Know More

Column It s time to rein in Florida s phosphate strip mining

Sep 19, 2016 0183 32 Column It s time to rein in Florida s phosphate strip mining By Jaclyn Lopez, special to the Tampa Bay Tim , Florida is starting to wake up to its massive phosphate mining problem...Know More

Florida Phosphate Mining History

Florida Phosphate Mining History Florida phosphate mining dates back to the first hard rock deposits found near Hawthorne in Alachua County in 1883 Endurance was imperative in the early years when phosphate mining was done with wheelbarrows, picks and shovels Next came mule-drawn scrapers...Know More

One Last Big Push for Phosphate Mining

One Last Big Push for Phosphate Mining South-central Florida s landscape will be shaped in large part by a company many residents have never heard of...Know More

Geology of Phosphate Deposits

2 PHOSPHATE DEPOSITS, NORTHERN PENINSULAR FLORIDA and wavellite and some enrichment in uranium, in the same manner as in the aluminum phosphate zone of weathered phosphorite in the Bone Valley formation of central Florida In the hard-rock phosphate district, exposures in old phosphate mines and...Know More

location of phosphate mines in early hillsborough county ,

May 10, 2013 0183 32 Find location, contact , Compare Phosphate Rock Mines , More Hillsborough County Mine Deposits Florida Institute of Phosphate Research - Mining and Mineral , in Florida Florida phosphate mining dates back to the first hard rock deposits found near Hawthorne in Alachua County in 1883 Early mining , Study phosphate mine expansion ....Know More

History of Phosphate Industry in Florida

Picture G-7-3 A photograph of the Peace River Phosphate Industry in Charlotte, showing an elevator, drying works, and shipping bin of an early mining facility located along the Peace River The Peace River Phosphate Co first mined phosphate in the early 1890s Photo courtesy of the Special Collections Department, University of South Florida-...Know More

Discovery of Phosphate in Florida

The mining of land pebble continues today in central and north Florida Phosphate mining did not come to north Florida in any significant way until the 1960s when Occidental Petroleum Company, like many petroleum companies at the time, was looking for a way to get into the fertilizer business because it was considered a profitable way to diversify...Know More

Phosphate Mining

Mining Operations While most of Mosaic s mining operations use dragline machines, some areas use specialized dredges like the one shown here The Phosphate Story Watch The Phosphate Story for a nine-minute view into Mosaic s phosphate mining, fertilizer production, reclamation and stewardship practices in Florida...Know More

Florida Mines Articles

During the past seventy years of phosphate strip mining in west-central Florida, the phosphate industry has at some time been faced with strip mining navigable waterways and ,...Know More

Mosaic Florida Phosphate Operations Hillsborough, Polk ,

Florida is home to our phosphate operations headquarters and many of our phosphate production faciliti From our mines to our offices, we are committed to being a great place to work, a responsible corporate citizen, a committed environmental steward, and a respected community partner...Know More


Fla, November 28, 1938, much information not hitherto available regarding the phosphate resources of Florida was presented Wayne Thomas, as spokesman for the phosphate industry, read a brief that forms the background of the investi 173 gation here reported Through the courtesy of company officials and Mr Thomas the writer has had...Know More

Phosphate Mining Sierra Club

Showdown in North Florida NOVEMBER 10`8 This PBS special 7 min explains the issues in the fight to stop phosphate mining in North Central Florida Bradford and Union Counti Sierra Club Florida, members featured throughout, have taken a stand with the community opposing this impending destructive and unneccessary mining...Know More

History Florida State Parks

Later that century, a gristmill and general store was located at Mill Pond Spring With high quantities of limestone at or just below the ground surface, the area became early headquarters for North Florida s phosphate industry in the late 1890s and early 1900s Small surface mines are still visible throughout the ,...Know More

Exploring Holder Mine in Citrus WMA Mining Ruins

Mar 03, 2015 0183 32 I found these ruins while exploring around Holder Mine in Withlacoochee State Forest This area used to be a phosphate mine but it is now part of the state forest I am not sure what this ....Know More

Citrus Springs Florida

Citrus Springs Florida is a beautiful wooded community in Citrus County Florida Citrus Springs was developed by the Mackle family Many abandoned phoshate mines are located in Citrus Springs...Know More

History of Phosphate Mining in Polk County

Apr 01, 2018 0183 32 Phosphate mining is one of the most important industries in Florida, and vital to many other businesses, starting with growing our food This little museum helps make clear how phosphate relates to your own life, and how important this mining is to you...Know More

A Little History

The great freeze of 1894-95 virtually ended the citrus business in Citrus County Fortunately the county was already in the midst of a new boom, centered on phosphate mining When the phosphate business died at the beginning of World War I, Citrus County settled into 50 years of rural solitude People farmed, raised cattle, cut timber and fished...Know More

Mosaic phosphate mining company wants more land in Florida ,

Jan 21, 2017 0183 32 Families throughout phosphate mine-scarred Polk County, Florida, share a common fear and confusion about their water Their panic is the latest of ,...Know More

Phosphate mining in the United States

The phosphate mining industry employed 2,200 people The value of phosphate rock mined was US 22 billion As of 2015, there are 10 active phosphate mines in four states Florida, North Carolina, Idaho, and Utah The eastern phosphate deposits are mined from open pits The western deposits are mined from both surface and underground min...Know More

Tompkinsville Inverness, FL

Parts of Tompkinsville, where Dampier and others lived, remain much the same as they were in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, with a few homes dating back to the early 1900 s Other parts have been modernized with small offices situated along parts of Tompkins Street...Know More

Phosphate mining in Florida

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