Saudi Arabia Discovers Large Phosphate Deposits

In an interview with the Saudi newspaper al-Jazirah on 19 July, the Governor of Saudi Arabia's Petromin, Dr. Abdulhady Taher, announced the discovery of the world's largest phosphate deposits in the Jalamid area near the city of Turaif in northern Saudi Arabia.

Dr. Taher said that the deposits are estimated to amount to around 310mn tons of phosphate ore containing 23t of phosphorous pentoxide. The structure, he added,...