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Navajo County mine could be number one

Posted: Monday, March 28, 2011 5:00 am | Updated: 3:28 pm, Thu Mar 31, 2011.

HOLBROOK - On March 14, stock in Passport Potash went up 8 cents a share.

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  • wes alderson posted at 9:27 am on Mon, Mar 28, 2011.

    wes alderson Posts: 9935

    It's always important to appreciae the great effect on the County Economy which this set of mines will have.

    It's also important to realize that without potash, there would be no Potassium Nitrate source with which to make GUNPOWDER.

    What a loss that would be for our "Civilization."

  • totally posted at 4:08 pm on Mon, Mar 28, 2011.

    totally Posts: 1

    I am not sure how much Potash is used for gunpowder these days, but I do know that it is a key ingredient in fertilizer that IS something our Civilization needs. Food, to eat. A source of Potash inside the country would be a huge asset to entire country, besides the positive effects it will have on the local area (jobs).

  • wes alderson posted at 9:08 am on Wed, Mar 30, 2011.

    wes alderson Posts: 9935

    I'm convinced that the benefits of this source of potassium far outweigh the fact that this element was an essential ingredient of gunpowder, gun cotton, and other weapons propellants - even many rockets. In effect, we shouldn't hold the errors of our society against an element of the natural world.

    In a recent conversation, though, two adversaries of the potassium mines told me that we "don't need the mines, because we could use technology to create potassium chemically . . ."

    This is utterly erroneous. The reason we must mine for potassium is that it is an element. Only with the most weird of nuclear reactions could we produce this element. The elements including potassium are the fundamental building blocks of chemicals just as Mr. Totally states.

    We do need those mines and we do need that potassium.


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