Uranium 2009
Australian Uranium Deposits
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[Westmoreland overflight]
Overflight of the Westmoreland sandstone hosted uranium deposit.   The group departed Darwin by air charter early, stopped to refuel at Boroloola (where the Cessna Conquest prop-jet aircraft is pictured after refuelling) before flying on to descend and conduct several passes over the Westmoreland deposit, some 900 km SE of Darwin.   The charter then returned to cruising altitude and flew on another 350 km to Mt Isa where the project drill core is stored.   Red arrows on the lower centre (single arrow) and right centre (between the two arrow heads) images show the major steep structure and mafic dyke, with lesser associated mineralisation, that pass through the core of the overall flat lying, concealed, stratabound sandstone hosted ore lenses.   The lower left image shows eroded exposures of the Mesoproterozoic Westmoreland Conglomerate host sequence on the eastern margin of the project area.   Photographs by Mike Porter.

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