Types of Uranium Mining in Australia fact sheet

Topic

Energy

Type of Resource

Fact Sheet

Year Level

Years 7-10

Subject

Science

SOSE

Sector

Energy & Renewables

Resources for

Teachers

Australian Curriculum Content Statements
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Introduction

The South Australian Chamber of Mines and Energy is acknowledged as the provider of this resource.

Uranium is a relatively common metal, found in rocks and seawater. Uranium ore is recovered by excavation or by insitu leaching techniques. Excavation may be underground or open pit mining.

In this fact sheet, the methods of uranium mining in Australia are explained.