Blind River Uranium Deposits the Ores and Their Setting. by Ontario. Ministry of Natural Resources. Division of Mines.

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SeriesOntario Division of Mines Misc. Paper -- 65
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Inuranium was discovered near Blind River. The first uranium mine began operation as the Pronto Mine in Algoma Mills. Although its life was short-lived, its Blind River Uranium Deposits book was that it led to the discovery of the entire Blind River-Elliot Lake uranium mining camp.

In a uranium refinery was built just west of Blind River. Blind River uranium deposits. Toronto: Ontario Division of Mines: Obtainable from Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources, Map Unit, Public Service Centre, (OCoLC) Evidence of the origin of the Blind River uranium deposits Duncan R.

Derry. Duncan R. DerryCited by: The Elliot Lake-Blind River uranium deposits are located to the north of Lake Huron in Ontario, Canada, km west of Sudbury. Mines include Denison, Quirke, Panel and Stanleigh.

These deposits are hosted within the up to 12 km thick Huronian Supergroup, which was deposited between and Ma (Hoffman, ) and overlies the Superior Province Archaean basement on the north. Huronian geology and the Blind River (Elliot Lake) uranium deposits* Special Volume, Vol.

SV 33, No.In the Blind River area Proterozoic clastic and sedimentary rocks and minor volcanic rocks (The Huronian Supergroup) uncomformably overlie and trangress northwards over dominantly granitic Archean terrane ( + Ma) and are intruded.

Comments regarding the Blind River (Algoma) uranium ores and their origin Economic Geology. Evidence of the origin of the Blind River uranium deposits Economic Geology.

View More Related Book Content. Rare-Element Granitic Pegmatites Rare Earth and Critical Elements in Ore Deposits. This is one of the world’s major sources of uranium. The ore-Minerals occur in conglomerates at the base of the first sequence of epicontinental sediments to be deposited after the stabilization of the Archean Shield of Canada.

They make an interesting comparison with the gold-uranium-bearing conglomerates of the Witwatersrand in South Africa. Uranium hexafluoride is a key compound used is the processing of uranium.

Cameco will also shut down its Blind River refinery that provides uranium trioxide to its Port Hope plant. In Uranium was discovered near Blind River. The first Uranium mine began operation as the Pronto mine in Algoma Mills. Although its life was short-lived, its significance was that it led to the discovery of the entire Blind River-Elliot Lake Uranium mining camp.

In a Uranium refinery was built just west of Blind River. IAEA classification of uranium deposits The IAEA classification is a combination between the IAEA classification used in the Red Book since and the Dahlkamp (, ) classifications: 15 main types of deposits, 36 sub-types and 14 classes have been retained.

The Blind River uranium deposits: the ores and their setting on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. The Blind River uranium deposits: the ores and their settingManufacturer: Ontario Division of Mines obtainable from Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources, Map Unit, Public Service Centre.

A Cameco plant at Blind River, Ontario refines uranium oxide concentrate, yellowcake, to produce UO3 which is then processed at Port Hope, Ontario.

The yellowcake comes from Canadian and foreign mines. The Port Hope plant converts about 80 percent of the Blind River output to UF6 which is then exported for enrichment elsewhere.

Location: Blind River Uranium Deposits book River, Ontario Licensee: Cameco Corporation Status: Operating Licence issued: March 1, Licence expires: Febru Start of commercial operation: Licensing documentation: Request a copy of Cameco's Blind River Refinery licence and licence condition handbook by email The facility refines uranium concentrates (yellowcake) from uranium mines.

Get this from a library. Blind river uranium deposits: the ores and their setting. [J A ROBERTSON; Ontario. Division of Mines.]. N1 - Includes abstract.

"April ". "PIBS E". In response to a reported spill from the Cameco uranium refinery on Maya soil and vegetation sampling program was carried out to determine the levels of uranium. The company estimated that kg of uranium were released.

A Nature Research Journal. Menu. Search E-alert Submit My Account Login. Isotopic analyses of lead extracted from a variety of minerals from Blind River, Ontario, are reported.

The detrital minerals monazite and zircon both give lead‐ratio ages of million years. The uraninite ore gives a lead‐ratio age of m by: Buy The Blind River uranium deposits: The ores and their setting (Miscellaneous paper - Ministry of Natural Resources ; 65) by James Alexander Robertson (ISBN:) from Amazon's Book Store.

Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible : James Alexander Robertson. Mair JA, Maynes AD, Patchett JE, Russell RD () Isotopic evidence on the origin and age of the Blind River uranium deposits.

J Geophys Res – CrossRef Google Scholar Minter WEI () Detrital gold, uranium, and pyrite concentrations related to sedimentology in the Precambrian Vaal Reef placer, Witwatersrand, South Africa.

Geology and Uranium Deposits, Quirke Lake-Elliot Lake, Blind River Area, Ontario (Preliminary Report),Paper, P 21 pages with 3 map figures in back pocket.

Roscoe] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. @article{osti_, title = {ISOTOPIC EVIDENCE ON THE ORIGIN AND AGE OF THE BLIND RIVER URANIUM DEPOSITS}, author = {Mair, J A and Maynes, A D and Patchett, J E and Russell, R D}, abstractNote = {Isotopic analyses of lead extracted from a variety of minerals from Blind River.

Ontario, are repeated. The detrital minerals monazite and zircon both give leadratio ages of million years. Uranium deposits Blind River, Elliot Lake area of Canada. 44 deposits (i) Granite related deposits fractures with highly variable thickness, and generally BOOK, ): Elevated uranium contents have been observed in different rock types such as pegmatite, granites and black shale.

Geology and uranium deposits, Quirke Lake-Elliot Lake, Blind River area, Ontario (preliminary report) by S. Roscoe,Geological Survey of Canada edition, in English.

Journal Article: THE BLIND RIVER URANIUM FIELD OF CANADA. The book is separated into five chapters: Chapter 1: A summary of world uranium resources and of uranium production. Chapter 2: Uranium geochemistry, in a manner intended to provide sufficient basic information needed within the scope of the work.

Chapter 3: The principal aspects on the genesis of uranium, addressed synoptically. Read more about Soil, vegetation and air quality sampling in the vicinity of the Cameco uranium refinery, Blind River, Ontario Environmental impacts of different uranium mining processes May ;Includes bibliographical references;2 Conglomerates of the Witwatersrand, South Africa, and in the Blind River district of Ontario, Canada, contain millions, possibly billions, of tons or ore ranging in grade from a few hundredths to percent uranium.

The deposits are in widespread, thin units of well-sorted quartz-conglomerate in Precambrian. Back to Mining in Canada From Rocks and Minerals in Canada, September/ October Known in the early ’s as the “Uranium Capital of the World” Elliot Lake was planned and built to serve the needs of the miners employed at the uranium mines in the immediate vicinity.

Inthe peak year of production, ten mines in the Elliot Lake-Blind River area mined and sold nearly.

Isotopic analyses of lead extracted from a variety of minerals from Blind River, Ontario, are reported. The detrital minerals monazite and zircon both give lead‐ratio ages of million years. The. Uranium mining is the process of extraction of uranium ore from the ground. The worldwide production of uranium in amounted to 60, tonnes.

Kazakhstan, Canada, and Australia are the top three producers and together account for 70% of world uranium production.

Other important uranium producing countries in excess of 1, tons per year are Niger, Russia, Namibia, Uzbekistan, China. tersrand, South Africa, or Blind River/Elliott Lake district, Canada. Such uranium placers only formed in the Arche-an oxygen-free environment.

Under recent atmospheric conditions, uraninite dissolves easily in rain water, and the erosion of uranium deposits, or even uranium-rich granites. The Elliot Lake – Blind River, Ontario, paleoplacer deposits in the basal Matineda Formation, lowermost member of the – Ga old Huronian Supergroup, contain organic matter chemically consistent with kerogen.

This substance is also referred to as thucholite. Notes & references General sources. OECD NEA & IAEA, Uranium Resources, Production and Demand ('Red Book') P. Bruneton, M. Cuney, F. Dahlkamp, G. Zaluski, IAEA geological classification of uranium deposits, International Symposium on Uranium Raw Material for the Nuclear Fuel Cycle (URAM ), June World Distribution of Uranium Deposits (UDEPO) with Uranium Deposit.

Pronto Mines operated briefly in nearby Algoma Mills after uranium was discovered in the area in Ore from the Blind River-Elliot Lake Uranium mining camp fed a uranium refinery, built just west of Blind River in and now owned by Cameco Corporation. Get in. Uranium Deposits • An economic uranium deposit is one where the concentration of uranium is high enough to make commercial extraction feasible.

• Uranium has formed economic deposits in a great variety of igneous, metamorphic and sedimentary rocks, ranging from very old (3 billion years) to relatively recent (less than 1 million years).

The largest deposits occur in quartz-pebble conglomerate at the Elliot Lake-Blind River area, Canada (average grade percent U3O8), and at the Witwatersrand basin area in the Republic of South Africa (average grade percent U3O8), where uranium is produced principally as a byproduct or coproduct of gold mining; and in medium-grained.

Denison Mines Corp. is a Canadian uranium exploration, development, and production company. Founded by Stephen B.

Roman, and best known for its uranium mining in Blind River and Elliot Lake, it later diversified into coal, potash, and other projects. Spanish American Mine, Bouck Township, Elliot Lake area, Algoma District, Ontario, Canada: History: No.

1 and No. 2 shafts were completed to feet and feet. A level was established at a depth of feet on which feet of drifting and feet of crosscutting. Norma — Thank you for sharing your recollections and personal experiences. Yes, the Blind River refinery is still in operation.

The Elliot Lake mines closed primarily because they were no longer profitable. The deposits are massive but very low-grade, and so the uranium at Saskatchewan was a more economical option.

Two such types of World class deposits occur in Witwatersrand Basin, South Africa (mainly Au-and U) and Blind River deposit (U-Y) in Elliot Lake, Canada (IAEA, ;Frimmel and Minter, ;Hazen. And McKinnon said the biggest uranium deposits are not even in the U.S., with deposits near the Grand Canyon low-grade and non-competitive compared to other world resources.Quirke Mines, Bouck Township, Elliot Lake area, Algoma District, Ontario, Canada: A group of uranium mines, including the A-reef, C-reef and New Quirke mines, operated from toand toby Rio Algom Ltd, producing a total of 44 million tons ore.

These ore bodies occur mainly in pyrite-bearing oligomictic conglomerates. In the Blind River-Elliot Lake deposits, thorium together with uranium occurs mainly in a brannerite-uraninite-monazite mineral assemblage. Principal ore minerals are uraninite, brannerite, and monazite, with minor coffinite, uranothorite, xenotime, and gummite.

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