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  1. yellowcake, U308(noun)

    an impure mixture of uranium oxides obtained during the processing of uranium ore


  1. yellowcake(Noun)

    A concentrated form of uranium ore containing a mixture of oxides


  1. Yellowcake

    Yellowcake is a kind of uranium concentrate powder obtained from leach solutions, in an intermediate step in the processing of uranium ores. Yellowcake concentrates are prepared by various extraction and refining methods, depending on the types of ores. Typically, yellowcakes are obtained through the milling and chemical processing of uranium ore forming a coarse powder which has a pungent odor, is insoluble in water and contains about 80% uranium oxide, which melts at approximately 2878 °C.

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