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URANIUM RECOVERY – Uranium from coal ash

SOUTH AFRICA - SPARTON RESOURCES of Toronto is going to evaluate the possibility of extracting uranium and other me...


SOUTH AFRICA – SPARTON RESOURCES of Toronto is going to evaluate the possibility of extracting uranium and other metals from waste material such as coal ash. Its partner in the project will be AKANANI INVESTMENT of South Africa.

Sparton will supply technical expertise and experience using technology developed by its strategic process engineering partner LYNTEK. Akanani will assist in procuring suitable waste deposits, licences, permits and authorizations necessary for the program to advance. Akanani will also provide financial consulting services and liaison with the appropriate South African regulatory agencies.

Sparton says its research has shown there are very large waste deposits of coal ash in South Africa produced by the burning of large amounts of low grade lignitic or brown coals for electric power generation. Very little of the waste ash material produced is recycled into reusable products. Additional research on uranium and other heavy metal contents for the waste ash deposits is currently underway but initial studies have provided chemical analysis information on some lignitic coals having up to 400 ppm uranium (approximately 1.0 lb/tonne U308).

Sparton specializes in non-conventional uranium extraction. Learn more at www.SpartanRes.ca.


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