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1831 College Avenue
REGINA, SK  S4P 4V5

Phone: 306-787-8965
Toll free: 1-877-427-5505
Fax: 306-787-1269
Email:
honours@gov.sk.ca
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Saskatchewan has the highest rate of volunteerism in Canada.

Potash (Sylvite)

Sylvite is the mineral name for the chemical compound KCI, potassium chloride, commonly called potash.  Potash ore is a mixture of sylvite, with lesser amounts of carnallite, halite and traces of hematite oxide (responsible for the characteristic pink to reddish-brown colour) and clay.

Potash was chosen as the provincial mineral following a province-wide competition open to Grade 8 school students, and was announced by the Minister of Energy and Mines in February 1996.  It was made the official mineral emblem in 1997.



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