Quasar Resources Pty Ltd
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 Four Mile, 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 loaded onto resin at the Beverley North Pannikan plant before being transferred to the Beverley Processing Plant for further processing via the iron exchange (IX) process, dried and packaged for export.
|Location||Approximately 115 km northeast of Leight Creek, adjacent to the Beverley and Beverley North Uranium Mine, 550 km north of Adelaide, east of the northern Flinders Ranges.|
Mining lease (ML) 6402
Information about the Four Mile Uranium Mine tenements via the South Australian Resources Information Gateway (SARIG).
Resource estimates and production estimates
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||The program for environment protection and rehabilitation (PEPR) submitted December 2016 has been approved.|
|Documents and reports|
Program for environment protection and rehabilitation (PEPR)
Mining compliance reports
Mining lease proposal
|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.
Four Mile uranium incident reports
For more information, contact:
Dept for Energy & Mining