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Field Test of Hydraulic Borehole Mining Systems in Shallow Uranium Sands.

Authors
Archibald-WR
Source
NTIS: PB/81-128969 :217 pages
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
10002062
Abstract
This report presents the results of a program demonstrating the technical and economic feasibility of hydraulic borehole mining of uraniferous sandstone. A high-pressure cutting jet and a slurry jet pump make up the borehole mining tool, which is lowered down a borehole into the uranium-bearing sandstone. Water from the cutting jet cuts into the sandstone formation generating a water-sand slurry which is pumped to the surface, thereby forming a cavity in the formation when the cavity size reaches a point beyond the effective radius of the cutting jet, the mining tool is moved to an adjacent borehole and the process is started again.
Publication Date
19780101
Document Type
CP; Final Contract Report;
Fiscal Year
1978
NTIS Accession No.
PB81-128969
NTIS Price
A11
Identifying No.
OFR 136-80
NIOSH Division
TCRC;
Source Name
NTIS: PB/81-128969
Performing Organization
Flow Industries, Inc.
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