1550 meters! China beats its record for deepest industrial uranium mineralization
At the end of September, a research team led by Li Ziying from the Beijing Research Institute of Uranium Geology (BRIUG) of China National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC) made significant breakthroughs in prospecting in the deep part of the Changjiang-1 borehole in the mountainous region of Nanling and Zhuguang.
Multi-layer industrial-grade uranium ore sections were discovered at a depth of 95-1550 meters, and a thick industrial uranium mineralization was discovered at a depth of 950 meters. The deepest industrial uranium mineralization was discovered at a depth of 1550 meters, beating the country’s former record depth of industry uranium mineralization, and laying a solid foundation for opening up new prospecting space. The new record depth of uranium mineralization has reached the international level, making China comparable to Russia, Canada, Australia and Germany.