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Heap Leaching Studies on Uranium Ore Phase IV.
Merritt RC; Peterson HD; Wentz CN
NTIS: PB 272 716 Available for Reference At Bureau Libraries :150 pages
This report describes laboratory as well as pilot heap leaching investigations of low-grade sandstone ores from Wyoming, New Mexico, and Colorado. Sodium carbonate-bicarbonate solutions containing sodium hypochlorite extracted up to 86, 54, and 16 percent u3o8 from Wyoming, New Mexico, and Colorado ores, respectively. Ammonium carbonate-bicarbonate solutions containing sodium hypochlorite were less effective at leaching these ores. Acid leach in replicate pilot plant testing resulted in u3o8 extractions of 96, 88, and 81 percent from the Wyoming, New Mexico, and Colorado ores. The development of cost-effective processes for extracting uranium from low-grade ore is essential to the assurance of a continuing domestic supply of uranium.
CP; Final Contract Report;
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS: PB 272 716 Available for Reference At Bureau Libraries
CO; NM; WY;
Colorado School of Mines
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