Trekkopje uranium mine is located in western Namibia in southern Africa, approximately 65km north-east of Swakopmund. The mine is owned by Areva and currently under construction. In June 2008, Areva obtained the mining license from the Namibian Government in June 2008 and has since invested more than $900m in the project.
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. environmental and permitting aspects
Uranium mining in Namibia is of considerable importance to the national economy. In 2011, Namibia was ranked as the 4th largest producer of uranium worldwide, behind Kazakhstan, Canada, and Australia. When Uranium prices fell after the Fukushima incident production was reduced.
The ore at Trekkopje has very low uranium content, and the challenging project will be the world's first uranium mine to use a sodium carbonate/bicarbonate heap leach process. Some 100,000 tonnes of rock per day would need to be processed in order to produce the planned output of 3000 tonnes of uranium per year.
Trekkopje is an Uranium-Vanadium Mine (Swakopmund) in Namibia owned by Areva. General: Trekkopje is a calcrete-type surface deposit, boasting high tonnage and low content. Its main mineralization covers an area of approximately 16 kilome...
Uranium mining is an important economic factor in Namibia and in the Erongo Region in particular, where it has created substantial employment opportunities not only in the mining industry, but also in the supply and service industry.
Uranium in Namibia (Updated May 2018) Namibia has two significant uranium mines capable of providing 10% of world mining output. A larger mine is coming into production. Its first commercial uranium mine began operating in 1976. There is strong government support for expanding uranium mining and some interest in using nuclear power.
Trekkopje Definitive Feasibility Study SRK Consulting mobile ore crushers and conveyor systems upgraded AREVA Resources Southern Africa for the final design of the in gold copper and uranium mining in Mendapatkan lebih banyak ...
The Trekkopje uranium-mining project has completed the first major phase in its development, producing an 80,000-t bulk sample, and is currently busy with the second stage to produce a larger sample of three-million tons.
Uranium mine lies 35 km south of the property and the newly developed Langer Heinrich Uranium mine lies approximately 80 km to the east-south-east. 2. The Trekkopje Uranium Project The Trekkopje Project is located in the hyper-arid Namib Desert. Hot dry conditions during the day and cool nights are common.