Greens Creek Uranium Occurrence, Marquette County, Michigan

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From abstract: Metatorbernite and bassetite are present in altered carbonaceous and quartzose slate of probable upper Huronian age. The slate is part of a small inlier of Huronian rocks between the Gwinn iron district to the southeast and the Marquette iron district to the northwest, Marquette County, Mich. Samples taken from a shallow trench, which was dug in the area of highest radioactivity, contained as much as 0.68 percent uranium. A 4-foot channel sample of the slate contained 0.036 percent uranium.

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12 p. : ill., maps ; 28 cm.

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Vickers, R. C. June 1955.

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    Place of Publication: Washington D.C.

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  • Main Title: Greens Creek Uranium Occurrence, Marquette County, Michigan
  • Added Title: Trace Elements Memorandum Report 566
  • Series Title: United States Geological Survey Reports
  • Added Title: United States Geological Survey Report 566

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From abstract: Metatorbernite and bassetite are present in altered carbonaceous and quartzose slate of probable upper Huronian age. The slate is part of a small inlier of Huronian rocks between the Gwinn iron district to the southeast and the Marquette iron district to the northwest, Marquette County, Mich. Samples taken from a shallow trench, which was dug in the area of highest radioactivity, contained as much as 0.68 percent uranium. A 4-foot channel sample of the slate contained 0.036 percent uranium.

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12 p. : ill., maps ; 28 cm.

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Vickers, R. C. Greens Creek Uranium Occurrence, Marquette County, Michigan, report, June 1955; Washington D.C.. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc502172/: accessed August 19, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.