ArgentinaLos Gigantes

General Information

Country Argentina
Facility Location (Site) Los Gigantes Mining and Mill
Province Cordoba
Data Source IAEA Technical Meeting on NFCIS, 2008
IAEA Ref. No. 189 - MILL
Last Update 2008-11-12  
Last Source Date 2008-11-12  

Activity

Facility Type Uranium Ore Processing
Design Capacity 45 t U/year
Status Decommissioned 
Scale Commercial 
Start of Operation 1982 
Permanent end of Operation 1989 
Remarks  

Process

Process Heap Leaching / IX 
Feed Material Heap Leaching / IX 
Product Material Heap Leaching / IX 

Company Information

Ownership 30 %, Private Industry

 

70 %, Sanchez Granel 

 

 
Operator Comision Nacional de Energia Atomica (CNEA)
Website  
Ref. No. Source Year
1316  IAEA Technical Meeting on NFCIS  2008 
1286  "Worldwide U3O8 Producer Profiles", NAC International Fuel Trac Topical Report, September 2003.  2003 
1277  NEI World Nuclear Industry Handbook, 2003  2003 
1279  OECD NUCLEAR ENERGY AGENCY, INTERNATIONAL ATOMIC ENERGY AGENCY, Uranium 2001 - Resources, Production and Demand, OECD, Paris (2002) ("The Red Book")  2002 
1077  Worldwide U3O8 Producer Profiles", NAC International Fuel Trac Topical Report, December 1999.  1999 
1062  World Nuclear Industry Handbook 1999, Nucl. Eng. Int., 1999.  1999 
1031  NAC INTERNATIONAL, Fuel Trac, August 1999.  1999 
837  World Nuclear Industry Handbook 1998, Nucl. Eng. Int., 1998.  1998 
790  "Worldwide U3O8 Producer Profiles", NAC International Fuel Trac Topical Report, September 1998.  1998 
773  NAC INTERNATIONAL, Fuel Trac, August 1998.  1998 
760  NUKEM, Data Feature, World Uranium Production in 1997, (June 1998) 25-37.  1998 
464  "World nuclear industry handbook", Nucl. Eng. Int., 1997  1997 
418  INTERNATIONAL ATOMIC ENERGY AGENCY, 1994 Questionnaire on Nucl. Fuel Cycle Facilities in Member States.  1994 
69  Argentina looks for some short-term U, but moves to cover all its own needs, Nucl. Fuel 12 21 (1987) 9-10.  1987 
42  Restart of Los Gigantes mill eases U3O8 concerns of Argentine officials, Nucl. Fuel 12 7 (1987) 5-6.  1987 
84  NUCLEAR ENERGY AGENCY OF THE OECD, INTERNATIONAL ATOMIC ENERGY AGENCY, Uranium Extraction Technology, OECD, Paris (1983).  1983 

Previous   (Lisbon) (Vermont Yankee NPP ISFSI )   Next