AREVA Mongol: exploration support
AREVA has been present in Mongolia since 1996. It is represented by AREVA Mongol, a 100% group-owned subsidiary. Since 2006, AREVA has been active in Mongolia, providing technical support collaboration for the exploration and mining of uranium.
Dulaan Uul, a promising zone of exploration
AREVA Mongol has 28 exploration licenses covering more than 14,100 kilometers.
Its activity is centered around the Gobi Desert and more specifically, the East Gobi Province, in the southeast of the country. This huge sedimentary basin contains the promising deposit of Dulann Uul ("hot mountain" in Mongolia), a site particularly well-suited to in-situ recovery (ISR)* mining technology.
Following exploratory probing with an eye toward future mining operations, a series of hydrogeological tests, essential for any ISR project, are underway, in preparation for an ISR test scheduled for 2010.
This vital phase marks the transition from exploration to development, the final phase prior to mining.
* In-situ recovery (ISR) – Mining method where the ore is dissolved by injecting chemical solutions through wells and then extracted by pumping.
Since its creation, the company has contributed to local development, regularly committing financial resources to actions in the following areas:
- Local access to water
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