Patience Lake

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Patience Lake
Potash Corp. Mine at Patience Lake
Location Saskatchewan
Coordinates 52°7′11″N 106°20′37″W / 52.11972°N 106.34361°W / 52.11972; -106.34361Coordinates: 52°7′11″N 106°20′37″W / 52.11972°N 106.34361°W / 52.11972; -106.34361
Basin countries Canada
Max. length 6 km (3.7 mi)
Max. width 1 km (0.62 mi)
Surface area 6 km2 (2.3 sq mi)

Patience Lake is a lake in central Saskatchewan, Canada east of Saskatoon. The lake is located in the rural municipality of Blucher No. 343. The lake serves as a groundwater discharge region for higher elevations to the east and west.

At the south end of the lake, the Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan operates a solution mine that produces 331,000 tonne of potash annually and have an approximately 50 ha region of the lake sectioned-off with an earth dyke that is used to store brine tailings and saturated KCl solution.[1] The potash mine was originally established as an underground mine, but due to flooding in 1988 it was converted to a solution mine.[2]

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  1. ^ "Dan Born - Thesis Description". University of Alberta - Hydrobiology - Earth and Atmospheric Sciences. Retrieved 2011-03-06. 
  2. ^ "Letter from Mark Fracchia Potash Corp to Chuck Hantho Chair, Policy Board Canadian Industry Program for Energy Conservation April 26, 1996" (PDF). Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan. Retrieved 2011-03-06.