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AAPG Bulletin


Volume: 63 (1979)

Issue: 3. (March)

First Page: 486

Last Page: 486

Title: Uranium In-Situ Leach Mining--A Third Alternative: ABSTRACT

Author(s): William C. Larson

Article Type: Meeting abstract


Uranium in-situ leach mining, when used as a single commercial mining method, represents a technologic breakthrough with which many people are not familiar. In the last 5 years, plant-installed capacities for uranium in-situ leach mining have increased approximately 12-fold. There are now at least seven western states which have activities of some type regarding uranium in-situ leaching.

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