Phosphate Mines, Jordan
|Click on Image to Enlarge
Phosphate Mines, Jordan (949,869 bytes) ( 1,832 x 3,276 )
Jordan‘«÷s leading industry and export commodities are phosphate and potash, ranked in the top three in the world. These are used to make fertilizer. The Jordan Phosphate Mines Company is the sole producer, having started operations in 1935. In addition to mining activities, the company produces phosphoric acid (for fertilizers, detergents, pharmaceuticals), diammonium phosphate (for fertilizer), sulphuric acid (many uses), and aluminum fluoride (a catalyst to make aluminum and magnesium). The image covers an area of 27.5 x 49.4 km, was acquired on September 17, 2005, and is located near 30.8 degrees north latitude, 36.1 degrees east longitude.
Click on thumbnails below for full resolution images.
||Phosphate Mines, Jordan |
Size: (949,869 bytes)
Resolution ( 1,832 x 3,276 )
Please give credit for these images to:
NASA/METI/AIST/Japan Space Systems,
and U.S./Japan ASTER Science Team