Low environmental impact ISR mining, also called Insitu Leach (ISL) or Solution Mining, uses an alkaline or acid “lixiviant“ solution*, injected & extracted using a series wells to leach subterranean ores.
After the lixiviant is injected, the uranium-bearing solution is pumped to the surface & recovered in a processing plant. Uranium pregnant solution from production wells is pumped or trucked to a treatment plant where uranium is recovered typically using resin/polymer ion exchange (IX) or solvent extraction (SX). Clean water is reinjected.
* Alkaline leach & IX recovery are generally considered to be more environmentally friendly
GTI Energy Ltd (ASX:GTR) has brought on board as executive director James (Jim) Baughman, a highly experienced Wyoming uranium geologist and corporate executive who will help guide GTI’s technical and commercial activities in the US.Baughman, QP (SME-RM) GDB/Red Desert…
GTI Energy Ltd (ASX:GTR) welcomes the news that spin-off Regener8 Resources NL has closed its IPO, having raised $4.5 million. This signals the conclusion of a deal with the new ASX-lister to acquire GTI’s gold holding, the Niagara Gold Project in WA, upon its debut, with shares in Regener8 forming part of the sale terms.
Due diligence on Logray and the properties has now been completed and the company expects settlement of the acquisition to take place during the first week of June, following a general meeting on May 27.
GTI Energy Ltd (ASX:GTR)’s Bruce Lane speaks to preparations for roughly 100,000 feet of drilling at the company’s in-situ recovery (ISR) uranium projects in Wyoming’s Great Divide Basin. Around 40,000 feet of follow-up drilling will commence in July at the Thor project in the northeast corner before maiden drilling kicks off at the nearby Wicket, Teebo, Odin and Loki projects.