July 2016
Volume 68    Issue 7

Tata Chemicals North America finds stability, success in Southwest Wyoming

Mining Engineering , 2016, Vol. 68, No. 7, pp. 85-85
Gleason, William


In a time that seems to be dominated with nothing but bad news coming from the mining industry, there is a success story that has been quietly happening in Southwestern Wyoming for more than 60 years, and it is one that is likely to continue for many decades to come.

Beneath the wind swept high desert plains of Sweetwater County, WY, about 32 km (20 miles) west of Green River, lies the Green River Basin where five companies, including Tata Chemicals North America (TCNA), are mining the world’s largest known deposit of trona and, in turn, are collectively producing 15.3 Mt/a (17 million stpy) of soda ash.  

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