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Title:Mining phosphate in the Gem State
Section:General -
URL:Americas Mining & Quarries Archive
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What do French fries and the phosphate industry have in common? The J.R. Simplot Company - the privately owned food and agribusiness company, headquartered in Boise, Idaho. Each year, this global conglomerate mines two million tons of phosphate ore at its Smoky Canyon open-pit mine in southeastern Idaho. Simplot’s agribusiness operations keep busy producing over three billion pounds of french fries for McDonald’s each year.

Submited to Green Pi:2010-06-06 By admin
Modified on Green Pi:2013-03-23 By farzi