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Descriptive Uranium Deposit and Mineral System Models

English IAEA/DES/MOD 978-92-0-109220-5
313 231 18.00 2020

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Description

This publication provides a set of systematic descriptive models for each uranium deposit type, subtype and class, using a consistent approach to summarise the same types of information for each. Each model is intended to have a standalone capability, using a tabular style that is typical of conventional mineral resource industry standards. Each deposit model includes a map showing the distribution of deposits, and grade-tonnage graphs. Collectively, these databases and models form a basis for assessing the global distribution of uranium deposits and evaluating supply-demand scenarios. With these, the IAEA can provide the capability for Member States to assess the potential of remaining — or speculative — uranium resources for long term supply beyond identified resources in a consistent and reproducible manner.

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Keywords

Uranium, Deposit, Mineral, Mineral System, Model, Intrusive, Granite, Polymetallic, Breccia, Polymetallic Breccia Complex, Volcanic, Metasomatite, Metamorphite, Proterozoic, Unconformity, Proterozoic Unconformity, Collapse Breccia Pipe, Sandstone, Paleo Quartz-Pebble, Surficial, Lignite, Coal, Lignite Coal, Carbonate, Phosphate, Black Shale, Quantitative, Evaluation, Resource, Mineral Resource, Ore, Ore Body, Assessment, Mineralization, Estimation, Model, Geological Model, Geology, Uranium Province, Iron, Iron Oxide, Polymetallic Iron Oxide Complex, Modelling, US Geological Survey, Permissive Geology, Three Part Method, Resource Assessment

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