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Volume: 38, 2016

Volume 38, Number 4
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Number: 4

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Cover Image: Jackpile mine, 1980
— W.L. Chenoweth

Jackpile mine, looking north, around 1980. The Jackpile-Paquate open pit mine was discovered by aerial reconnaissance in 1951 and closed in 1983. It was the largest uranium mine at that time, consisting of 4 coalescing pits. The mine complex produced more than 80 million pounds of U3O8 from the Jackpile Sandstone of the Morrison Formation. The Jackpile-Paquate mine is now an EPA Superfund site. W.L. Chenoweth photo.

  1. Investigation of in situ leach (ISL) mining of uranium in New Mexico and post-mining reclamation (545 KB PDF), pp. 77-85. [View Abstract]
    Omar Ruiz, Bruce Thomson, and Jose Cerrato

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