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Economic outlook for radiometric selection of ores; Possibilites ouvertes en matiere economique par selection radiometrique des minerais

Abstract

The value of an ore can be increased by cutting off it's poor fractions. This selection may be realized at two stages: - part of the ore in situ is unable to cover it's extraction and treatment costs, this defines the 'underground cut-off grade'; - another portion of already extracted ore is unable to cover it's transport and treatment costs; this defines the 'surface cut off grade'. These selections are easily feasible owing to the property of uranium ores of emitting gamma radiations. A diagram makes possible a fast forecast on the effect of this selection upon the weight and metal yields. An attempt is made as well in order to provide the expected effect of the composition of underground cut off and surface cut off. This cut off however, being realized through an appreciation of the radiations, involves an alteration of the weight and metal yields which calls for a correction. A survey of the economic interest of the cut-off is done and an example of valorisation in a given deposit of a section at the limit of operability is proposed. (author) [French] On peut augmenter la valeur d'un minerai en retranchant des fractions pauvres de minerai. Cette selection  More>>
Authors:
Formery, P; Ziegler, V [1] 
  1. Commissariat a l'Energie Atomique, Usine du Bouchet, Saclay (France). Centre d'Etudes Nucleaires
Publication Date:
Jul 01, 1958
Product Type:
Technical Report
Report Number:
CEA-R-1039
Subject:
11 NUCLEAR FUEL CYCLE AND FUEL MATERIALS; COST BENEFIT ANALYSIS; ELEMENT ABUNDANCE; GAMMA DECAY; KRIGING; MINING; OPERATING COST; ORE COMPOSITION; PROBABILISTIC ESTIMATION; PRODUCTIVITY; QUALITY CONTROL; QUALITY FACTOR; RADIOMETRIC ANALYSIS; RESOURCE EXPLOITATION; URANIUM ORES
OSTI ID:
20912755
Research Organizations:
CEA Saclay, 91 - Gif-sur-Yvette (France)
Country of Origin:
France
Language:
French
Other Identifying Numbers:
TRN: FR07R1039073931
Availability:
Available from INIS in electronic form
Submitting Site:
FRN
Size:
30 pages
Announcement Date:
Sep 22, 2007

Citation Formats

Formery, P, and Ziegler, V. Economic outlook for radiometric selection of ores; Possibilites ouvertes en matiere economique par selection radiometrique des minerais. France: N. p., 1958. Web.
Formery, P, & Ziegler, V. Economic outlook for radiometric selection of ores; Possibilites ouvertes en matiere economique par selection radiometrique des minerais. France.
Formery, P, and Ziegler, V. 1958. "Economic outlook for radiometric selection of ores; Possibilites ouvertes en matiere economique par selection radiometrique des minerais." France.
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title = {Economic outlook for radiometric selection of ores; Possibilites ouvertes en matiere economique par selection radiometrique des minerais}
author = {Formery, P, and Ziegler, V}
abstractNote = {The value of an ore can be increased by cutting off it's poor fractions. This selection may be realized at two stages: - part of the ore in situ is unable to cover it's extraction and treatment costs, this defines the 'underground cut-off grade'; - another portion of already extracted ore is unable to cover it's transport and treatment costs; this defines the 'surface cut off grade'. These selections are easily feasible owing to the property of uranium ores of emitting gamma radiations. A diagram makes possible a fast forecast on the effect of this selection upon the weight and metal yields. An attempt is made as well in order to provide the expected effect of the composition of underground cut off and surface cut off. This cut off however, being realized through an appreciation of the radiations, involves an alteration of the weight and metal yields which calls for a correction. A survey of the economic interest of the cut-off is done and an example of valorisation in a given deposit of a section at the limit of operability is proposed. (author) [French] On peut augmenter la valeur d'un minerai en retranchant des fractions pauvres de minerai. Cette selection peut etre realisee a deux stades: - eviter l'abattage d'un minerai incapable de supporter les frais d'extraction et de traitement. On definit ainsi une teneur de 'coupure fond'; - eviter de traiter chimiquement des fractions de minerai deja extraites mais dont la teneur ne justifie pas le transport et le traitement. On definit ainsi une teneur de coupure jour. La propriete des minerais d'uranium d'emettre des rayonnements gamma dont la densite est liee a la teneur permet de realiser tres aisement cette selection. On propose un diagramme permettant de prevoir rapidement l'incidence de cette selection sur les rendements poids et metal. On a tente de prevoir l'effet d'une composition des coupures fond et jour. Toutefois, la coupure etant realisee par une appreciation des rayonnements, il s'introduit une certaine alteration des rendements poids et metal. Une correction s'est donc averee indispensable. Une etude concernant l'interet economique de la coupure a ete faite et un exemple de valorisation possible au sein d'un gisement d'un quartier a la limite d'exploitabilite a ete donne. (auteur)}
place = {France}
year = {1958}
month = {Jul}
}