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Salt from Chile?

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by GreenAcresFert, Sep 23, 2008.

  1. GreenAcresFert

    GreenAcresFert Senior Member
    Messages: 219

    Anybody heard of this? Our local bulk co. says they have 2 ships coming from Chile. Seems a little ridiculous to me. Can't wait to see the per ton $ on that.
     
  2. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    New Chilean rock salt producer, Compañia Minera Cordillera, SCM, is newest Institute member

    Compañía Minera Cordillera SCM (CMC), a new Chilean rock salt mining company and part of the Mahoney holding group (Eastern Minerals Group and Eastern Salt Group) has joined the Salt Institute. The Mahoney companies have been long-standing significant importers of deicing salt for roads along the east coast of the U.S.

    CMC owns the "Tenardita" mine) in Salar Grande de Tarapacá, Iquique-Chile, with claimed reserves for more than 180 years and a purity exceeding 99%. The surface mining operation can produce 600 tons/hour with a 3-million ton annual production capacity.
     
  3. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes PlowSite Fanatic
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    Well, well, well, aren't you just a fountain if knowledge. :D
     
  4. xtreem3d

    xtreem3d PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,548

    i am waiting to get word on a ship like this...i have heard $120.00 per ton

    ps. 3 million tons anually is alot..if i remember correctly some of the other big ones go about 1.2 million tons anually
     
    Last edited: Sep 23, 2008
  5. JD Dave

    JD Dave PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,046

    I think he talked to his good freind GOOGLE. LOL
     
  6. Brian Young

    Brian Young PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,382

    He stayed at a Holiday Inn Express last night,lol. I thought he ment Chilli's resturant infact thats how Im getting all my salt this year, stealing all of the resturants salt packets.
     
  7. GreenAcresFert

    GreenAcresFert Senior Member
    Messages: 219

    How much salt comes on a ship?
     
  8. SnoFarmer

    SnoFarmer PlowSite Fanatic
    from N,E. MN
    Messages: 8,571

    what size ship?
     
  9. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    A lot! 1,500 tons more or less.

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    Last edited: Sep 23, 2008
  10. cretebaby

    cretebaby PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,162

    thats just a barge

    a ship load should be many times bigger
     
  11. GreenAcresFert

    GreenAcresFert Senior Member
    Messages: 219

    That is pretty impressive, any other pictures of salt barges/ships?
     
  12. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

  13. JD Dave

    JD Dave PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,046

    Nice pics GV.
     
  14. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
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  15. GreenAcresFert

    GreenAcresFert Senior Member
    Messages: 219

    Can't tell if thats salt or booger sugar
     
  16. ducatirider944

    ducatirider944 Senior Member
    from Iowa
    Messages: 469

    Must be the toy boat GV has in his swimming pool. I think most great lake ships are in the 20-25,000 tons. Ocean going ships that could carry bulk salt are in the 50-75,000 tons of bulk

    I can use the internet too!:jester:
     
  17. cretebaby

    cretebaby PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,162

    thats funny

    that would bo a lot of booger sugar
     
  18. rnblase

    rnblase Senior Member
    Messages: 123

    A ship holds anywhere from 40,000 tons to 55,000 tons of salt.