Minerals potash

The main focus of our mineral interests is on the extraction of marine aggregates such as sand and gravel. However, we do also have interests in salt and, more significantly, potash mined from our land.

Potash is a generic term for a variety of potassium bearing minerals but it is Sylvinite that is primarily mined in the UK. Sylvinite is a mixture of potassium chloride and salt in varying proportions. Around 90 per cent of UK potash is used in the production of fertiliser with the remainder being used in the chemical and pharmaceutical industries. However, around 60 per cent of all UK production is exported to Europe each year.