Understanding uranium deposit behaviour to progress in-situ recovery implementation in WA
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Cauldron Energy have plans to conduct appropriate field trials (pump tests, push-pull tests, recirculating load tests and uranium recovery tests) for uranium recovery from the sandstone-hosted Bennet Well deposit in Western Australia.
As an essential and critical sub-component of the field leach trials, research is required to better understand the deposit chemistry, mineralogy and leach behaviour at fine and coarse particle sizes to provide an indication of likely in situ uranium recoveries, rates of recovery and lixiviant consumption, and gangue dissolution behaviour, impurity deportment and likely pregnant leach solution compositions for downstream processing.
Keywords: in-situ recovery, uranium, leaching, ion-exchange, hydrogeology, reactive transport modelling
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