Abstract: In-Situ Leaching of Uranium--Developing Technology
Warren H. Westphal
In-situ leaching of uranium is a developing technology that promises to increase substantially the supply of uranium in the United States by allowing mining of many uranium ore bodies which are not amenable to conventional mining techniques. An AAPG-SME-SPE-sponsored research conference on in-situ leaching was held in August 1976. This conference, the first of its kind, covered well completion, the use of computer controlled well operations, the chemistry of leaching solutions, the environmental rules and regulations relating to solution mining, and the geologic parameters necessary for successful solution mining of uranium.
AAPG Search and Discovery Article #90968©1977 AAPG-SEPM Annual Convention and Exhibition, Washington, DC