Phosphate mining in the United States - Wikipedia
In 2015, 27.6 million metric tons of marketable phosphate rock, or phosphorite, was mined in the United States, making the US the world's third-largest producer, after China and Morocco.The phosphate mining industry employed 2,200 people. The value of phosphate rock mined was US$2.2 billion.. As of 2015, there are 10 active phosphate mines in four states: Florida, North Carolina, Idaho, and Utah.Mineral Resource of the Month: Phosphate Rock | EARTH Magazine,Phosphate rock production and consumption. U.S. production of phosphate rock in 2012 was 30.1 million metric tons, valued at $3.08 billion. Total world production of phosphate rock in 2012 was 233 million metric tons. China was the leading producer, with 41 percent of world production, followed by the United States, Morocco and Western Sahara.Countries With the Largest Phosphate Reserves - WorldAtlas,Mar 23, 2018· Although the US reserve accounts for only 2% of world’s reserve, it remains the third-largest producer of phosphate in the world. There are about 10 active phosphate mines in the US spread across the states of Florida, Idaho, North Carolina, and Utah totaling about 1.1 billion metric tons.