Focus on Uranium

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SRK developed for the Trekkopje mine resource and reserve statements and mine plans; provided metallurgical, site geochemistry and hydrogeology assessments.
Trekkopje is the site of a green fields project, consisting of a very large, low-grade, shallow uranium resource hosted in calcium carbonate cemented (calcrete) conglomerates. The project rests in the arid desert region of western Namibia, in southwestern Africa, situated in gently sloping terrain. Trekkopje will be an open pit...
UraMin was established in February 2005, with the goal of developing global uranium properties.
UraMin was established in February 2005, with the goal of developing global uranium properties. At the time UraMin’s projects included numerous exploration licenses in Chad, Mozambique, and Canada, as well as advanced exploration projects in four African countries, including Bakouma in the Central African Republic, and Rystkuil in South Africa,...
SRK was commissioned by Toro Energy  to estimate the resources of a uranium project in Northern Territory of Australia.
The Napperby Uranium Project is located 175km northwest of Alice Springs in the Northern Territory of Australia. The mineralization occurs within a 20km paleochannel, trending approximately east-northeast. Carnotite mineralization resides mostly in sands and sandy clays as finely disseminated particles and blobs up to 5cm long; it can also be...
Gamma Probe eU Data QA-QC Procedures
The most common method used to determine in-situ uranium grades from drillholes is down-hole gamma logging, and the conversion of probe-measured counts-per-second (CPS) to “equivalent” in-situ uranium grades (eU% or eU3O8%). Although it is an indirect measurement of uranium grade that requires diligent attention to calibration and correction factors, the...
SRK provides clients with comprehensive high quality of uranium and gangue mineralogy to ensure the most cost-effective and efficient method of processing is applied.
Uranium is unique amongst metallic elements. Its chemistry is such that it can form both a cation and oxyanion in natural waters (ions that are positively- and acutely-negatively charged) and can combine with different chemical groups to be soluble under both acid and alkaline conditions -- such versatility can be...
SRK has been contracted by UrAmerica Ltd. to conduct a technical review, make recommendations, and field check their uranium exploration efforts in Argentina.
In 2007 the CEO of UrAmerica Ltd, a private, UK-based exploration company, contracted SRK (Chile) to conduct a technical review, make recommendations, and field check their uranium exploration efforts in the Chubut and Salta Provinces in Argentina. SRK made numerous visits to these areas and issued a series of reports...
SRK often investigates alternative solutions or develops new ideas that can aid in the understanding and resolution of clients problems
Working with academia often gives SRK the chance to investigate alternative solutions or develop new ideas that can aid in the understanding and resolution of clients problems, e.g. SRK has strong links with Cardiff University. Currently, Professor Keith Williams, assisted by Dr. Devin Sapsford, is developing a laboratory facility specifically...
SRK conducted a scoping study of the underground components of two uranium deposits in Labrador, Canada
SRK conducted a scoping study of the underground components of two uranium deposits in Labrador, Canada. The study took on preliminary geotechnical investigations to define the underground context, followed with an analysis of the most appropriate mining methods. The geotechnical study took all of the available information from core logs...
SRK Exploration Services (SRKES) has been a global player in project origination, appraisal and management for uranium exploration.
Since 2005 SRK Exploration Services (SRKES) has been a global player in project origination, appraisal and management for uranium exploration. The team has worked on 10 of the 12 major deposit classes and was one of the pioneers at resurrecting interest in the exploration of Saharan Africa. Back in 2005,...
Where a uranium orebody exists in a saturated sandstone aquifer, boreholes can be drilled into it and the surrounding water treated with chemicals. This treatment enables the uranium to be dissolved and leached from the orebody, as the chemical solution circulates through it. The solution is then pumped back to...
SRK led a team of 5 different provincial government departments in Saskatchewan to develop an effective institutional control (IC) and management framework.
During the last decade, most jurisdictions around the world implemented legislative requirements for mining and milling operations to prepare closure plans for decommissioning and reclamation, and to post a bond or other financial instrument of sufficient value to cover the cost of the closure. A decade or more later, those...
As designed, the leach pad has a capacity of 17 million tonnes of uranium ore, based on an annual production of 1.4 million tonnes
AREVA NC (AREVA) retained SRK Consulting between 2005 and 2007 to undertake the feasibility and detail design of a dedicated heap leach pad and associated ponds for lower-grade uranium ore at their SOMAIR operation in Niger. The heap leach design work undertaken by SRK included determining the pad capacity and...
Pele Mountain Resources (PMR) began staking claims in the area in 2005, and in February 2008, commissioned SRK
Production of uranium in the Elliot Lake Camp began in 1955. An estimated 135,000 tons of uranium metal was produced from 12 mines by the end of 1989, at an average grade of approximately 0.09% U3O8. All of the mining took place underground and the primary mining method used was...
SRK has considerable experience in classifying resource and reserve estimations in accordance with internationally recognized reporting codes, such as JORC, CIM and SAMREC. Transparency, materiality and competence direct the operation and application of these codes. Whilst the committees involved with these codes decided that a separate code for uranium was...
Tetravalent uranium has low solubility in both dilute acid and carbonate solutions and oxidation to the hexavalent state is necessary to achieve economic recovery. 
Introduction Historically, the most commonly encountered flowchart for uranium processing consisted of conventional comminution followed by atmospheric leaching, solid/liquid separation, solvent extraction purification and finally ammonium diuranate (ADU) or yellow cake precipitation. Today a number of alternative technologies are considered. The choice of technology is often driven by the uranium...
Atomredmetzoloto (ARMZ) engaged SRK to re-evaluate an uranium deposit and develop a plan that would meet international funding and investment requirements
Elkon in South Yakutia, East Russia, is the world’s largest known, undeveloped uranium deposit. It occurs as a series of narrow sub-parallel, steeply-dipping veins located within the Yuzhnaya fault zone, covering a strike length of some 20km and extending from about 100m to 1600m below surface. On average, the veins...
SRK’s geochemists have characterized and monitored geochemistry and water quality issues for the Cameco Corporation for over 15 years.
SRK has been providing consulting services to Cameco Corporation for over 15 years. During this time, our geochemists have characterized and monitored geochemistry and water quality issues associated with all types of uranium mine tailings stored in the Above-Ground Tailings Management Facility at Key Lake Mine, the Deilmann In-Pit Tailings...
SRK undertook a scoping study for a uranium project located in east-central Botswana and developed capital and operating cost estimates for four scenarios
In 2008, A-Cap Resources Ltd appointed SRK to undertake a scoping study of their Letlhakane Uranium Project located in east-central Botswana. The site is approximately 80km south of Francistown near the town of Serule, and is adjacent to the main highway and railway, linking Gaborone and Francistown. The extent of...
SRK provided an initial resource estimate based on historical drilling and Tournigan’s drilling of Kuriskova in 2006 and 2007; and prepared a NI 43-101 Technical Report for the client.
The Kuriskova Uranium Project is an advanced-stage uranium exploration property, with established uranium resources, located in Eastern Slovakia and controlled by Tournigan Energy Ltd (Tournigan). The Kuriskova uranium deposit is best described as an epigenetic vein-type uranium deposit, although it may have had precursor supergene and/or hypogene origins. Potentially, the...
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