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CHAPTER EIGHT
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Exhibit 8-3

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.”

For more information on this exhibit, please contact the Comptroller’s Data Services Division at 512-463-4900 or at P.O. Box 13528, Austin, Texas 78711-3528.

Source: Texas Mining and Reclamation Association

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