Nabarlek Uranium Mine
|Opened||1979 (mill 1980)|
|Closed||1979 (mill 1988)|
|Company||Queensland Mines Limited|
|Year of acquisition||1970 (discovery)|
The Nabarlek Mine is a uranium mine in the Northern Territory of Australia which was productively worked only in 1979. The deposit sits within the Alligator Rivers Uranium Field approximately 62 kilometres (39 mi) northeast of Jabiru. It was discovered by Queensland Mines Limited in 1970 by following up an intense airborne radiometric anomaly.
The deposit was delineated by diamond drilling in 1970 and 1971. Open cut mining took place between June and October 1979 with the ore stockpiled for milling. 546,437 t of ore were mined at an average grade of 1.84% U3O8. The mill commenced operation in June 1980 and ran until 1988, during which time 11,084 t U3O8 were produced. The site was fully rehabilitated by 1995.
- Lally, J. and Bajwah, Z. (2006), Report 20: Uranium Deposits of the NT., Northern Territory Geological Survey, ISBN 0-7245-7107-8 Missing or empty
- McKay, A.D. and Meiitis, Y. (2001), Australia's uranium resources, geology and development of deposits. (PDF), AGSO-Geoscience Australia, Mineral Resources Report 1, ISBN 0-642-46716-1, retrieved July 17, 2009