Citation

Sullivan, C.J., 1952. The uranium-copper deposits, Rum Jungle, Northern Territory, Australia: abridged progress report. Record  1952/018. Bureau of Mineral Resources, Geology and Geophysics, Canberra.

Abstract

At Whites Deposit, Rum Jungle, chalcopyrite-uraninite ore has been intersected in a cross-cut at a depth of 100 ft., and sampling shows a grade of 1.5 per cent. U3O8 and 4.6 per cent. Cu. over a distance along the cross-cut of 34ft; material containing an average of 0.94 per cent. U3O8 and 2.97 per cent. Cu extends over 60 ft. Uranium mineralization is known to occur over a length of 200 ft, but the average width and grade over this distance is unknown. The ore replaces flatly pitching drag-folded beds and the width of ore along the strike is expected to vary considerably. At Dysons Prospect, about 30,000 tons of autunite-bearing ore, perhaps containing 0.25 per cent. U3O8, has been indicated by drilling. Browns Prospect is similar in many ways to Whites, but no payable ore has yet been intersected. In the district as a whole leaching of copper and uranium has been extensive and favourable areas are, in many cases, covered by soil. Structural conditions are such that non-outcropping ore is likely to be found. To-date, 3,300 ft. of drilling and approximately 700 ft. of underground prospecting have been carried out in the area and the results obtained are considered highly encouraging. Extensive drilling and underground development are warranted.
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