Uranium recovery at the Rabbit Lake operation of Gulf Minerals Canada Limited

CIM Bulletin, Vol. 72, No. 806, 1979

A. B. CARING, Mill Superintendent, Gulf Minerals Canada Limited, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

Gulf Minerals (Canada) Limited's Rabbit Lake uranium operation is located in the northern portion of Saskatchewan, 198 miles southeast of Uranium City and 134 miles northwest of Lynn Lake, Manitoba. The paper follows the ore flow through crushing, grinding, sulphuric acid leaching, counter-current decantation, solvent extraction, ammonium diuranate precipitation, thickening, drying and tailing neutralization.
Keywords: Hydrometallurgy, Uranium metallurgy, Rabbit Lake deposit, Gulf Minerals Canada Ltd., Crushing, Grinding, Leaching, Decantation, Solvent extraction, Precipitation, Thickening, Drying, Tailing neutralization, Mill equipment.