In Akashat in Iraq is a phosphate mine where phosphate is mined. The phosphate is used for the fertilizer industry, but there is also uranium ore. The phosphate deposits are from the upper Cretaceous period. The phosphate layer of roughly 30 meters is bordered by limestone layers.
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Akashat is located in the province of Al-Anbar in western Iraq.
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Shark teeth and possibly other fossils known from other phosphate deposits.
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