|Status||Care and maintenance|
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.
|Location||400 km north east of Adelaide, approximately 75 km north west of Broken Hill|
The Honeymoon Uranium Mine (HUM) project consists of ML 6109, MPL 15, and MPL 92.
Tenement location and information can be found via the South Australian Resources Information Gateway (SARIG).
|The deposit||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).
A new program for environment protection and rehabilitation (PEPR) was approved in July 2017.
|Documents and reports|
Program for environment protection and rehabilitation (PEPR)
The construction management plan for a low level radioactive waste repository provided to the Environment Protection Authority.
Mining compliance report
|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.
For more information, contact:
Dept for Energy & Mining
Phone: 8429 2583