Phosphorite, phosphate rock or rock phosphate is a non-detrital sedimentary rock which . Phosphate rock is mined, beneficiated, and either solubilized to produce wet-process phosphoric acid, or smelted to produce elemental phosphorus.
Mar 16, 2018 Six phosphate mines are currently active. Six mines are 100 percent reclaimed and released from reclamation obligations. This hard-rock phosphate was mined in a region extending from Alachua to Citrus counties.