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New Uranium ISR Satellites at Beverley North, South Australia

  • Horst Märten
  • Richard Phillips
  • Peter Woods
Part of the Springer Geology book series (SPRINGERGEOL)

Abstract

Recently discovered uranium deposits, including Pepegoona and Pannikan, have been developed as in-situ recovery (ISR) satellite mines to the Beverley plant. Both deposits are located within the Eocene Eyre formation of the Frome Embayment. The paper characterizes mineralogy, hydrogeology and geochemistry briefly and describes ISR satellite operation in combination with central processing, environmental management and specific requirements of the approval process including mine closure concepts. After performing a field leach trial in 2010, the ISR satellite wellfields and plants were commissioned in 2011.

Keywords

Uranium Deposit Natural Attenuation Mining Solution Satellite Mine Environmental Impact Assessment Process 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Horst Märten
    • 1
    • 2
  • Richard Phillips
    • 1
  • Peter Woods
    • 1
  1. 1.Heathgate Resources Pty. Ltd.AdelaideAustralia
  2. 2.UIT GmbH DresdenDresdenGermany

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