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Geometallurgy of uranium deposits

Bowell, R. J., Grogan, J., Hutton-Ashkenny, M., Brough, Christopher Paul, Penman, Kristina Mary and Sapsford, Devin James 2011. Geometallurgy of uranium deposits. Minerals Engineering 24 (12) , pp. 1305-1313. 10.1016/j.mineng.2011.05.005

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Abstract

Mineralogical controls exert significant control over the extraction of uranium from its ores. Uranium speciation, associated mineralogy, deportment and uranium mineral availability are all factors for consideration when assessing leachability. This study presents data from laboratory uranium extractions undertaken on several contrasting uranium ores from a wide range of orebodies. The results provide insight into the mineralogical factors of importance when considering uranium extraction. These results are presented within the wider context of geometallurgy and demonstrate how geometallurgical assessment, even at an early stage of mine development, can greatly assist in the design of a suitable extraction scheme.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Earth and Ocean Sciences
Engineering
Subjects: Q Science > QE Geology
T Technology > TN Mining engineering. Metallurgy
Uncontrolled Keywords: Uranium; Geometallurgy; Mineralogy
Publisher: Elsevier
ISSN: 0892-6875
Last Modified: 04 Feb 2018 01:41
URI: http://orca-mwe.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/14046

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