Development of environmentally attractive leachants. Vol. IV. A minitest of an in situ uranium leach solution.
Schechter RS; Lake LW; Guilinger TR; Price JG; Bobeck P
Minneapolis, MN: U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Mines, OFR 13-86, 1985 Jan; 4:1-150
A minitest of the new potassium chloride-potassium carbonate two-stage in situ uranium leach process has been carried out at the Intercontinental Energy Corp. Zamzow project site in south Texas. Substantial quantities of high concentration uranium were produced, indicating the viability of the leach solution. The test results yield information regarding the reservoir dispersivity, the average cation-exchange capacity of the formation, and the distribution coefficients describing cation-exchange reactions. The test also indicates permeability anisotropy and the existence of disturbed flow fields.
Solution mining; Leaching; Uranium ore deposits; Hydrology; Water pollution abatement
CP; Final Contract Report
NTIS Accession No.
Minneapolis, MN: U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Mines, OFR 13-86
University of Texas at Autsin