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DOI: 10.5593/SGEM2014/B13/S3.048

MINING OF URANIUM ORE IN THE WORLD AND IN THE CZECH REPUBLIC

P. Zurek, V. Zubicek, B. Gibesova, A. Cibulcova, L. Martinkova
Wednesday 1 October 2014 by Libadmin2014

References: 14th International Multidisciplinary Scientific GeoConference SGEM 2014, www.sgem.org, SGEM2014 Conference Proceedings, ISBN 978-619-7105-09-4 / ISSN 1314-2704, June 19-25, 2014, Book 1, Vol. 3, 361-370 pp

ABSTRACT
Uranium mining represents a significant share of mining activities. The mining methods vary depending on the conditions of the ore deposit. In the world, the predominant method of mining is leaching. The conditions in the Czech Republic are not very suitable for this method. The paper describes a method of underground mining applied at the last uranium mine in Central Europe, Dolní Rožínka. Subsequently, the article deals with the extraction of uranium ore at the McArtur River mine in Canada. The paper also deals with processing of uranium ore after extraction. The article offers a view of the global uranium mining in the last 6 years.

Keywords: uranium ore, undeground, mining