Citation

Owen, H.B. & Thomas, R.G., 1943. Uranium minerals in Australia. Record  1943/024. Department of Supply and Shipping: Mineral Resources Survey, Canberra.

Abstract

The uranium ores of the Mt. Painter area, in South Australia, although inadequately developed or proved, are the most important sources of uranium compounds yet discovered in Australia. Their chemical treatment is relatively easy, whereas the extraction of uranium from certain other recorded ores is difficult. The possibility of the Mt. Painter ores being amenable to appreciable beneficiation is not remote. The uran-ilmenite from Radium Hill (in South Australia) can be considered as a comparable source of uranium only if the ore is processed for its titanium content so as to obtain the uranium as a by-product. This ore is not amenable to significant beneficiation as regards its uranium content. The remaining minerals listed require several modifications of chemical treatment, detailed consideration of which is not yet justified by known reserves of ore. The recovery of the associated uranium can be effected from any uranium ore without substantial modification of the processes advocated for the extraction of the uranium. The methods suggested for the recovery of uranium from these several minerals aim at the production of sodium diuranate which is a convenient intermediate for conversion into other uranium derivatives. The methods discussed were formerly applied on a small commercial scale to the treatment of South Australian uranium ores, particularly those from the Mt. Painter field.
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