Resource Uranium (U3O8)

Boss Resources Limited

Status Care and maintenance
Mining operation

In situ recovery (ISR) is the chemical process of extracting minerals from the host rock underground through the utilisation of specially designed wellfields. Where the ore exists in an underground aquifer, as is the case at Honeymoon, oxygen and a weak acid mining solution is pumped through the ore body to dissolve the uranium minerals. The dissolved uranium is pumped to the surface, where it is processed via solvent extraction (SX), dried and packaged for export.

More about in situ recovery mining

Locationhoneymoon_blue400 km north east of Adelaide, approximately 75 km north west of Broken Hill
Tenement information

Honeymoon Uranium Mine (HUM) project consists of ML 6109, MPL 15, and MPL 92

Tenement location and information can be found via the South Australian Resources Information Gateway (SARIG)

The depositFive discrete mineralised sand packages, located near the confluence of a major tributary entering the Yarramba Paleochannel
Resource estimates and production statistics

Company released resource estimates and production statistics for South Australia's major operating and approved mines are summarised in South Australia's major operating/approved mines: resources estimates and production statistics (PDF, updated regularly).

Approval process

The Honeymoon Operations PEPR provides a background to the project, details of constructed project infrastructure, description of the proposed operational activities, an assessment of the environmental social and economic risks resulting from the operations of the project, management, mitigation and control measures to ameliorate residual risk, and details of the project closure.

A new program for environment protection and rehabilitation (PEPR) was approved in July 2017.

Documents and reports

Program for environment protection and rehabilitation (PEPR)

  • Program for environment protection and rehabilitation, Mining Lease 6109, Miscellaneous Purposes Licences 15 & 92, 12 April 2017

The construction management plan for a low level radioactive waste repository provided to the Environment Protection Authority.

Mining compliance report

More Honeymoon uranium reports can be found via the SARIG portal

Uranium incident reports

South Australia’s uranium mines and processing facilities are required to report incidents involving the unplanned release of radioactive process materials, radioactive liquids or radioactive wastes associated with the physical and chemical processing of uranium ores, following standard criteria and procedures.