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dc.contributor.supervisor Sherriff, Barbara (Geological Sciences) Fayek, Mostafa (Geological Sciences) en_US
dc.contributor.author Solylo, Patrick
dc.date.accessioned 2012-09-20T15:23:41Z
dc.date.available 2012-09-20T15:23:41Z
dc.date.issued 2012-09-20
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1993/8892
dc.description.abstract A Cesium Products Facility (CPF) at Bernic Lake, Manitoba, manufactures a Cs-formate drilling mud from pollucite (CsAlSi2O6•H2O) ore. The waste residue is dry-stacked over pegmatite tailings. This thesis studied the mineralogy of the residue and tailings, and the mobility of residue related elements: Ca, Cs, Rb, S and Sr. Major minerals in the residue include gypsum, quartz, barite, spodumene, feldspar, pollucite, and Cs-sulphate, and in the tailings, quartz, feldspar, spodumene, pollucite and micas. The residue contains an order of magnitude more Cs (<2 wt. %) than the tailings (<0.3 wt. %), with 47 % being mobile from Cs-sulphate and Cs-carbonate. Cs in the residue is immobile in microcline, pollucite, Cs-formate, and Cs in Fe-oxy-hydroxides. Elements from the residue are mobilized by water from several sources: meteoric water and surface runoff from the residue pile, precipitation leaching through the residue pile into the tailings, and direct contact of residue with groundwater. en_US
dc.rights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.subject Cesium en_US
dc.subject Mobility en_US
dc.title Mobility of elements from cesium formate residue emplaced on pegmatite tailings, Bernic Lake, Manitoba, Canada en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/masterThesis
dc.degree.discipline Geological Sciences en_US
dc.contributor.examiningcommittee Ferguson, Ian (Geological Sciences) Gorczyca, Beata (Civil Engineering) en_US
dc.degree.level Master of Science (M.Sc.) en_US
dc.description.note October 2012 en_US


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