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Resource Uranium (U3O8)

Boss Resources Limited

Status Care and maintenance
Mining operation

In-situ recovery (ISR) is the chemical process of extracting minerals from the host rock underground through the utilisation of specially designed wellfields. Where the ore exists in an underground aquifer, as is the case at Honeymoon, oxygen and a weak acid mining solution is pumped through the ore body to dissolve the uranium minerals. The dissolved uranium is then pumped to the surface, where it is processed via solvent extraction (SX), dried and packaged for export.

Locationhoneymoon_blue400 km north east of Adelaide, approximately 75 km north west of Broken Hill
Tenement information

The Honeymoon project consists of ML 6109 and MPL 15

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The deposit The deposit occurs as five discrete mineralised sand packages, located near the confluence of a major tributary entering the Yarramba Paleochannel.
Resource estimates and production statistics

Company released resource estimates and production statistics for South Australia's major operating and approved mines are summarised in South Australia's major operating/approved mines: resources estimates and production statistics (PDF, updated regularly).

Approval process A mining and rehabilitation program (MARP), now deemed a program for environment protection and rehabilitation (PEPR) was approved in 2011.
Documents and reports 

Program for environment protection and rehabilitation (PEPR)

The Honeymoon Operations MARP provides a background to the project, details of constructed project infrastructure, description of the proposed operational activities, an assessment of the environmental social and economic risks resulting from the operations of the project, management, mitigation and control measures to ameliorate residual risk, and details of the project closure.

Uranium incident reports 

South Australia’s uranium mines and processing facilities are required to report incidents involving the unplanned release of radioactive process materials, radioactive liquids or radioactive wastes associated with the physical and chemical processing of uranium ores, following standard criteria and procedures.

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For a copy of reports in an alternative format contact the Resource Information Centre
Customer Services
Phone: +61 8 8463 3000
For inquiries relating to this mining operation please contact the Mining Regulation Branch
Phone: + 61 8 8463 3484