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Title: MINERALOGICAL STUDIES RELATED TO THE URANIUM RECOVERY AND EXTRACTION PROCESSES PRACTISED ON THE WITWATERSRAND WITH SPECIAL REFERENCE TO ACID LEACHING

Abstract

The Witwatersrand gold--uranium ores consist of a compact metamorphosed quartz-pebble conglomerate, the uranium being situated in a fine-grained matrix composed of quartz and phyllosilicates. Uraninite and thucbolite are the principal uraniferous minerals, and because of their occurrence in small grains and their brittle nature, direct physical concentration is not efficient. Gravity and electro-magnetic concentration procedures useful in connection with these ores are described. Commercial uranium extraction is accomplished by leaching the ore with a solution composed of sulfuric acid and manganese dioxide in the presence of ferric sulfate. Recoveries of abovt 80% of the uranium contained in the ore are achieved. (J.R.D.)

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Government Metallurgical Lab., Johannesburg
OSTI Identifier:
4281801
Report Number(s):
A/CONF.15/P/1118
NSA Number:
NSA-13-007315
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Orig. Receipt Date: 31-DEC-59
Country of Publication:
Country unknown/Code not available
Language:
English
Subject:
TECHNOLOGY; BRITTLENESS; DENSITY; ELECTROMAGNETISM; ENRICHMENT; GOLD; GRAIN SIZE; HYDROCARBONS; IRON; IRON SULFATES; LEACHING; MANGANESE OXIDES; QUARTZ; RARE EARTHS; RECOVERY; SILICATES; SOLUTIONS; SULFURIC ACID; THUCHOLITE; URANINITES; URANIUM; URANIUM COMPOUNDS; URANIUM MINERALS; URANIUM ORES

Citation Formats

Liebenberg, W R, and Taverner, L. MINERALOGICAL STUDIES RELATED TO THE URANIUM RECOVERY AND EXTRACTION PROCESSES PRACTISED ON THE WITWATERSRAND WITH SPECIAL REFERENCE TO ACID LEACHING. Country unknown/Code not available: N. p., 1959. Web.
Liebenberg, W R, & Taverner, L. MINERALOGICAL STUDIES RELATED TO THE URANIUM RECOVERY AND EXTRACTION PROCESSES PRACTISED ON THE WITWATERSRAND WITH SPECIAL REFERENCE TO ACID LEACHING. Country unknown/Code not available.
Liebenberg, W R, and Taverner, L. 1959. "MINERALOGICAL STUDIES RELATED TO THE URANIUM RECOVERY AND EXTRACTION PROCESSES PRACTISED ON THE WITWATERSRAND WITH SPECIAL REFERENCE TO ACID LEACHING". Country unknown/Code not available.
@article{osti_4281801,
title = {MINERALOGICAL STUDIES RELATED TO THE URANIUM RECOVERY AND EXTRACTION PROCESSES PRACTISED ON THE WITWATERSRAND WITH SPECIAL REFERENCE TO ACID LEACHING},
author = {Liebenberg, W R and Taverner, L},
abstractNote = {The Witwatersrand gold--uranium ores consist of a compact metamorphosed quartz-pebble conglomerate, the uranium being situated in a fine-grained matrix composed of quartz and phyllosilicates. Uraninite and thucbolite are the principal uraniferous minerals, and because of their occurrence in small grains and their brittle nature, direct physical concentration is not efficient. Gravity and electro-magnetic concentration procedures useful in connection with these ores are described. Commercial uranium extraction is accomplished by leaching the ore with a solution composed of sulfuric acid and manganese dioxide in the presence of ferric sulfate. Recoveries of abovt 80% of the uranium contained in the ore are achieved. (J.R.D.)},
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url = {https://www.osti.gov/biblio/4281801}, journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {Country unknown/Code not available},
year = {1959},
month = {10}
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