Abstract

This report presents new geochronological results for five uranium deposits in Australia, detailing the timing of uranium mineralisation in relation to regional geological events. The purpose of the study is to better constrain ore genetic and exploration models for these uranium mineral systems, and ultimately to improve understanding of the uranium resource potential of the Australian continent. The work was carried out under the auspices of the Onshore Energy Security Program. Each of the five uranium deposits represents a different style of mineralisation within three broad families of uranium mineral systems: magmatic-related, basin-related, and metamorphic-related. The results contribute to the current paucity of age data for uranium deposits in Australia, and for most of the deposits the new dates are the first reported direct ages for mineralisation or associated alteration.
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Commonwealth of Australia (Geoscience Australia)

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Date (publication)

2011-01-01T00:00:00

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GA Catalogue Number

71639 Product http://www.ga.gov.au/metadata-gateway/metadata/record/71639/

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GA Publication
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dating
economic geology
geochronology
metallogenesis
Earth Sciences

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English

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Australia
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Commonwealth of Australia (Geoscience Australia)
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Canberra
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ACT
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Australia
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