Ucore releases independent Rare Earth mineralogical studies

- April 8th, 2009

Ucore Uranium Inc. reports results of mineralogical studies of uranium and rare earth element mineralization from Bokan Mountain, Alaska and Lost Pond, Newfoundland properties. The three Bokan Mountain samples assayed 1,700 to 20,000 ppm U (0.2 to 2.3% U3O8 and averaged 0.13% light rare earth oxides, 0.27% heavy rare earth oxides, and 1.27% yttrium oxide (total … Continued

Ucore Uranium Inc. reports results of mineralogical studies of uranium and rare earth element mineralization from Bokan Mountain, Alaska and Lost Pond, Newfoundland properties.

The three Bokan Mountain samples assayed 1,700 to 20,000 ppm U (0.2 to 2.3% U3O8 and averaged 0.13% light rare earth oxides, 0.27% heavy rare earth oxides, and 1.27% yttrium oxide (total of 1.67% rare earth oxides). Mineralogical testing identified coffinite and uranoan thorite as the dominant uranium-bearing minerals, and tombarthite, limoriite, synchisite, and bastnaesite as the dominant REE-bearing minerals. Liberation of the rare earth minerals ranged from 49 to 83% at -30 microns.

Ucore Uranium’s President & CEO, Jim McKenzie says:

“Liberation analysis is an important facet in the study of REE production feasibility.”  “These mineralogy studies reaffirm two prior USGS reports which indicate the potential for high REO liberation counts at Bokan. What’s more, the results for Lost Pond, as a new rare earth discovery, are highly encouraging. Together, the studies add to our growing understanding of Lost Pond REE mineralogy and Bokan’s viability as a multi-metal deposit. They also supplement our growing mineralogy database at Bokan, an area already well documented for REE potential.”

For full details of this press release, click this link.  To view Ucore Uranium’s company profile, click this link. 

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