U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIORBUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT
|Kemmerer Field Office|
Trona is processed into soda ash, which is used primarily in glass, detergents, paper, water softeners, drugs, cleaning compounds, and baking soda. In 1999, about 9,500,000 tons of soda ash were sold by Wyoming producers. Approximately 35% of total Wyoming soda ash production is exported.
Reserves of trona total over 100 billion tons in the Green River Basin. Nearly 50% of Wyoming's trona is federally owned. Sixty-five federal sodium leases contain approximately 84,000 acres.