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Title: Economic geology of uranium, Pine Creek Geosyncline, Northern Territory, Australia

Abstract

A succession of Lower Proterozoic sediments and metasediments constituting the Pine Creek Geosyncline are host to the historic uranium deposits of the Rum Jungle district (approximately 3800 tons of uranium or 5000 short tons U/sub 3/O/sub 8/) and South Alligator Valley (approximately 770 tons of uranium or 1000 short tons U/sub 3/O/sub 8/), and the large uranium deposits of the East Alligator River area (over 345,000 tons of uranium or 450,000 short tons U/sub 3/O/sub 8/ delineated to date). Jabiluka, believed to be the world's largest deposit (over 150,000 tons of uranium or 200,000 short tons U/sub 3/O/sub 8/), lies in the East Alligator River area. This report provides a guide to the literature on the uranium districts and assesses theories of ore genesis for each district. The geometric relationship of the deposits to the unconformity preceding Middle Proterozoic sedimentation--hence the term unconformity-related veins--appears to favor no particular mode of origin and may, in fact, be fortuitous.

Authors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Electric Power Research Inst., Palo Alto, CA (USA)
OSTI Identifier:
6292618
Report Number(s):
EPRI-EA-994-SR
TRN: 79-007565
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
11 NUCLEAR FUEL CYCLE AND FUEL MATERIALS; AUSTRALIA; URANIUM DEPOSITS; GEOLOGY; URANIUM RESERVES; FORECASTING; EXPERIMENTAL DATA; ISOLATED VALUES; NORTHERN TERRITORY; URANIUM ORES; AUSTRALASIA; DATA; DATA FORMS; GEOLOGIC DEPOSITS; INFORMATION; NUMERICAL DATA; ORES; RESERVES; RESOURCES; 050100* - Nuclear Fuels- Reserves, Exploration, & Mining

Citation Formats

Platt, J.B. Economic geology of uranium, Pine Creek Geosyncline, Northern Territory, Australia. United States: N. p., 1979. Web.
Platt, J.B. Economic geology of uranium, Pine Creek Geosyncline, Northern Territory, Australia. United States.
Platt, J.B. Thu . "Economic geology of uranium, Pine Creek Geosyncline, Northern Territory, Australia". United States.
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abstractNote = {A succession of Lower Proterozoic sediments and metasediments constituting the Pine Creek Geosyncline are host to the historic uranium deposits of the Rum Jungle district (approximately 3800 tons of uranium or 5000 short tons U/sub 3/O/sub 8/) and South Alligator Valley (approximately 770 tons of uranium or 1000 short tons U/sub 3/O/sub 8/), and the large uranium deposits of the East Alligator River area (over 345,000 tons of uranium or 450,000 short tons U/sub 3/O/sub 8/ delineated to date). Jabiluka, believed to be the world's largest deposit (over 150,000 tons of uranium or 200,000 short tons U/sub 3/O/sub 8/), lies in the East Alligator River area. This report provides a guide to the literature on the uranium districts and assesses theories of ore genesis for each district. The geometric relationship of the deposits to the unconformity preceding Middle Proterozoic sedimentation--hence the term unconformity-related veins--appears to favor no particular mode of origin and may, in fact, be fortuitous.},
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