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In Situ Recovery of Copper from Sulfide Ore Bodies Following Nuclear Fracturing.

Authors
Rosenbaum-JB; McKinney-WA
Source
Proc Symp Eng With Nuclear Explosives Las Vegas Nevada Conf- 700101 2:877-887
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
10010187
Abstract
This paper explores the concept of in-place leaching of nuclear fractured, deeply buried copper sulfide deposits. On the assumption that fracturing of rock and solution injection and collection would be feasible, an assessment is made of solution systems that might be employed for the different copper sulfide minerals in porphyry ore bodies. These include the conventional ferric sulfate-sulfuric acid systems and combinations of sulfide mineral oxidants and different acids.
Publication Date
19700101
Document Type
OP;
Fiscal Year
1970
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Identifying No.
OP 107-70
NIOSH Division
SLRC;
Source Name
Proc. Symp. Eng. With Nuclear Explosives, Las Vegas, Nevada, Conf- 700101, V. 2, PP. 877-887
State
NV;
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