Abstract

Uranium mineralisation was discovered in association with copper minerals at Rum Jungle in September 1949, and investigations carried out since that time, and which are still proceeding, have led to the discovery of additional occurrences, and have shown that the field is likely to prove an important one. The prospects are mainly uranium-copper deposits, but autunite deposits, which are poor in copper, also occur. In addition, radioactivity has been found in a bed of conglomerate over a length of 2.5 miles. No uranium minerals have yet been positively identified from the outcrop of this conglomerate, which shows no sign of sulphide mineralization. This paper presents a preliminary account of the geology and type of mineralization in the Rum Jungle area.
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1952-01-01T00:00:00

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