Newsflash - 29 November 2006

New Uranium and Other Spectral Data

Dr Phoebe Hauff of Spectral International Inc, Colorado, USA ( has over a number of visits to the DM Centre measured selected suites of DM samples using an ASD FieldSpec-Pro VNIR/SWIR reflectance spectrometer. She has kindly provided copies of reports which utilised DM samples. A previous example from the Kopeto nickel laterite deposit in New Caledonia may also be found on the web site.

Reports recently loaded from major uranium deposits in Australia and Canada include Midwest Lake (Athabasca Province), Jabiluka and Ranger (Alligator Rivers Province) and Olympic Dam (Gawler Craton). Data from other styles of deposits also received include Round Mountain, Pueblo Viejo, Chambishi, Collahuasi and Island Copper.

A full-text PhD thesis by Mike Hussey from CSIRO has also been added to DM, covering the spectral recognition of alkaline ultramafic rocks such as kimberlites and lamproites.

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