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Geochemical assessment of an analogue site for an engineered landform at Ranger Uranium Mine, Northern Territory, Australia

Riley, S.J. and Rich, J. (1998) Geochemical assessment of an analogue site for an engineered landform at Ranger Uranium Mine, Northern Territory, Australia. Environmental Geology, 34 (2-3). pp. 203-213.

Link to Published Version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s002540050272
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Abstract

An essential element in identifying sites as analogues for the long-term development of soils and vegetation on engineered landforms of the rehabilitated Ranger Uranium Mine, Northern Territory, Australia, is the need to match rocks. Comparison of the geochemistry of rocks from the waste rock dump of Ranger Uranium Mine and the potential analogue site of Tin Camp Creek area, Western Arnhem Land indicates that there are several sites along Tin Camp Creek that may be used as analogue sites. Detailed comparisons between the Ranger and Tin Camp Creek lithologies have been undertaken using a variety of techniques, inducting cluster analysis. It is demonstrated that at least 70% of the rocks being mined at Ranger have analogues in the Tin Camp Creek area.
An essential element in identifying sites as analogues for the long-term development of soils and vegetation on engineered landforms of the rehabilitated Ranger Uranium Mine, Northern Territory, Australia, is the need to match rocks. Comparison of the geochemistry of rocks from the waste rock dump of Ranger Uranium Mine and the potential analogue site of Tin Camp Creek area, Western Arnhem Land, indicates that there are several sites along Tin Camp Creek that may be used as analogue sites. Detailed comparisons between the Ranger and Tin Camp Creek lithologies have been undertaken using a variety of techniques, including cluster analysis. It is demonstrated that at least 70% of the rocks being mined at Ranger have analogues in the Tin Camp Creek area.

Publication Type: Journal Article
Murdoch Affiliation: School of Biological and Environmental Sciences
Publisher: Springer Verlag
Copyright: © Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1998
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/36628
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