The Geological Survey Ireland (GSI), as partner and Work Package 7 (Minerals) leader of EMODnet Geology Phase III, are compiling information on phosphorite deposits. EMODnet partners are submitting the spatial extent of mapped deposits and established information; here you can view data collated thus far. Phosphorite deposits are found in sedimentary rocks, sufficiently rich in phosphate minerals. Phospherites are authigenic mineral deposits, formed in situ on the sea floor; they generally occur in deeper waters than placer deposits and are primarily used in the phosphate fertiliser industry.
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