Uranium Roll Front
Uranium is very soluble in water. As water percolates through a source rock or sediments, uranium is dissolved and flows downhill. When the water comes into contact with a “reducing environment” containing chemical compounds such as coal, oil and gas or sulfides, the uranium precipitates from the solution and is deposited in an ore body called a “roll front.”
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Source: Texas Mining and Reclamation Association