Paragenesis and geochronology of the nopal I uranium deposit, Mexico

M. Fayek, M. Ren, P. Goodell, P. Dobson, A. Saucedo, A. Kelts, S. Utsunomiya, R. C. Ewing, L. R. Riciputi, I. Reyes

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Abstract

Urawmm deposits can, by analogy, provide important information on the long-term performance of radioactive waste forms and radioactive waste repositories. Their complex mineralogy and variable elemental and isotopic compositions can provide important information, provided that analyses are obtained on the scale of several micrometers. Here, we present a structural model of the Nopal I deposit as well as petrography at the nanoscale coupled with preliminary U-Th-Pb ages and O isotopic compositions of uranium-rich minerals obtained by Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometry (SIMS). This multi-technique approach promises to provide "natural system" data on the corrosion rate of uraninite, the natural analogue of spent nuclear fuel.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 11th International High Level Radioactive Waste Management Conference, IHLRWM
Pages55-62
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2006
Event11th International High Level Radioactive Waste Management Conference - Las Vegas, NV, United States
Duration: Apr 30 2006May 4 2006

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 11th International High Level Radioactive Waste Management Conference, IHLRWM
Volume2006

Other

Other11th International High Level Radioactive Waste Management Conference
CountryUnited States
CityLas Vegas, NV
Period4/30/065/4/06

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  • Engineering(all)

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Fayek, M., Ren, M., Goodell, P., Dobson, P., Saucedo, A., Kelts, A., ... Reyes, I. (2006). Paragenesis and geochronology of the nopal I uranium deposit, Mexico. In Proceedings of the 11th International High Level Radioactive Waste Management Conference, IHLRWM (pp. 55-62). (Proceedings of the 11th International High Level Radioactive Waste Management Conference, IHLRWM; Vol. 2006).