Citation

Gardner, D.E., 1953. The Tennyson uranium prospects, Edith River, Northern Territory. Record  1953/094. Bureau of Mineral Resources, Geology and Geophysics, Canberra.

Abstract

The Tennyson Uranium prospects, six in number and referred to as prospects 1 to 6, include 15 deposits all apparently too small and too low in grade, at the surface, to be worth working. Five of them (1A, 1F, 2A, 3, and 5) could be expected to yield 9, 25, 8, 15, and 5 to 18 tons of ore per foot of depth. Assay results are available for prospect 2 only. The estimated average grade of the surface material in deposits 2A and 2C, down to a depth of approximately 3 inches, is 0.21 and 0.13 per cent U3O8 respectively. However, the near surface material may be impoverished by leaching, and the grade may improve at depth. The country is hard, and the width of the orebody ranges from 10 inches in deposit 1F to 16 inches, and possibly 52 inches, in deposit 5. Drilling of a typical deposit should establish the type of mineralization, and indicate the change in grade of ore that might be expected below the surface. It is recommended that any drilling undertaken by the Bureau should be on a deposit, discovered by a Bureau party, 1.25 miles south-east of Tennyson's No. 1 prospect. In any case, the commencement of drilling in the Edith River area should be deferred until after inspection of some, at least, of any anomalies indicated by the proposed air-borne survey of 1953.
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