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Phases of uranium exploration

> Economic and financial studies of the project

  • Review and synthesis of existing geological and mining data

> REGIONAL RECOGNITION

Detection of clues or anomalies

  • Regional geological and structural studies
  • Airborne geophysics
  • Surface geophysics: regional radiometric survey (scintillometer, specrometer)
  • Geochemistry
  • Remote sensing: satellite imagery processing
  • Large-mesh reconnaissance survey (auger, cored)

> EXPLORATION DETAILLÉE

  • Geophysics: detailed radimetric survey (scintillometer, specrometer)
  • Mapping: detailed geology and structural
  • Geochemies
  • Exploration works: wells, trenches, racks
  • More or less tightly meshed exploration survey

> ESTIMATE AND EVALUATION OF THE DEPOSIT

  • Close mesh drilling
  • Geological modeling
  • Calculation and evaluation of reserves

> URANIUM EXPLOITATION AND EXTRACTION

  • Extraction of uranium ore by different techniques: open pit, underground mining or by in situ leaching
  • Enrichment of Uranium: “Yellow cake”

> CLOSURE AND ENVIRONMENTAL REHABILITATION

  • Restoration and rehabilitation of the operating site in accordance with the environmental standards in force
  • Environmental monitoring