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Geological Classification of Uranium Deposits and Description of Selected Examples

IAEA TECDOC No. 1842
English IAEA-TECDOC-1842 978-92-0-101618-8
428 209 18.00 2018

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Description

With the increased level of investigation into uranium deposits in recent years, a wealth of new information has become available, which has made it possible to investigate some of the least understood aspects of uranium metallogeny. This publication defines a new classification scheme, which is simple and descriptive, but flexible enough to encompass the recent advances in our understanding of uranium geology and deposit genesis. It contains improved definition of the deposit types, supported by type examples of those deposits for which good data are available, but not well described in previous literature. Along with the descriptive information, new data on uranium resources available for each deposit type are also provided.

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Keywords

Uranium Deposits, Geology, Exploration, Mining, Uranium Ores, Petrology, Classification Scheme, IAEA, Deposit Genesis, Examples, Description, Metallogeny, Types, Intrusive, Granite, Polymetallic Iron Oxide Breccia Complex, Volcanic, Metasomatite, Metamorphite, Proterozoic Unconformity, Sandstone, PalAEo Quartz-Pebble, Surficial, Lignite-Coal, Carbonate, Phosphate, Black Shale, Lithological, Geotectonic, Metallogenic Aspects, Mineralization, Genetic Aspects, Dahlkamp

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