Geology and Mineralogy of Uranium Deposits
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 December 2018) | Viewed by 16381
Interests: mineralogy; geochemistry; petrology
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Uranium is one of the most important energy-related materials, with a current use almost entirely for generating electricity. In recent International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) classification, 15 types of uranium deposits were defined. In order of their economic ranking, the most significant uranium deposits are unconformity-related, sandstone, quartz-pebble conglomerates, granite-related and breccia complexes.
The goal of this Special Issue is to provide a platform for geoscientists dealing with geology and mineralogy of uranium deposits, in order to discuss new insights on their geological settings, composition and evolution of host rocks series (e.g., origin of episyenites, aceites and other altered rocks, origin of unconformity, sandstone and quartz-pebble conglomerate uranium deposits), mineral composition of main uranium minerals (uraninite, coffinite, brannerite) and classification of uranium deposits. There are expected innovative approaches applied to construction of new models of uranium ore deposits, discussion of physics-chemical conditions of their origin (e.g., fluid inclusion study, isotopes, detailed geochemistry in relation to behavior of HFS elements, especially REE, Y, Zr).
Dr. Miloš René
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- uranium mineralization
- ore deposits