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Resource potential for commodities in addition to Uranium in sandstone-hosted deposits: Chapter 13

Reviews in Economic Geology
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Abstract

Sandstone-hosted deposits mined primarily for their uranium content also have been a source of vanadium and modest amounts of copper. Processing of these ores has also recovered small amounts of molybdenum, rhenium, rare earth elements, scandium, and selenium. These deposits share a generally common origin, but variations in the source of metals, composition of ore-forming solutions, and geologic history result in complex variability in deposit composition. This heterogeneity is evident regionally within the same host rock, as well as within districts. Future recovery of elements associated with uranium in these deposits will be strongly dependent on mining and ore-processing methods.

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Publication type Book chapter
Publication Subtype Book Chapter
Title Resource potential for commodities in addition to Uranium in sandstone-hosted deposits: Chapter 13
Series title Reviews in Economic Geology
Year Published 2016
Language English
Publisher Society of Economic Geologists
Contributing office(s) Crustal Geophysics and Geochemistry Science Center
Description 16 p.
Larger Work Title Rare earth and critical elements in ore deposits
First page 323
Last page 338