Uranium Hydrogeochemical and Stream Sediment Pilot Survey of the Estancia Valley, Bernalillo, Santa Fe, San Miguel, and Torrance Counties, New Mexico: Part 2. Plates

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This is the second part of a report of a uranium hydrogeochemical and stream sediment pilot survey of areas of New Mexico.

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Olsen, Clayton Edward January 1977.

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This is the second part of a report of a uranium hydrogeochemical and stream sediment pilot survey of areas of New Mexico.

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Abstract: "As part of the LASL portion of the US ERDA NURE program, water samples from 534 locations and sediment samples from 2936 locations were taken over a 7770-kmĀ² area of the Estancia Valley in 1975 and analyzed for uranium. The Estancia Valley, a closed topographic basin having a well developed salt playa, is located in parts of Bernalillo, Santa Fe, San Miguel, and Torrance Counties, east of Albuquerque. Uranium concentrations in the valley waters range from undetectable (less than 0.1) ppB to a high of 334 ppB. Statistical analysis of the water data shows that the uranium content of the water definitely depends in part on the source type and, apart from playa waters, ranges in average value from 1.78 ppB for water from artificial ponds to 5.34 ppB for well water. The highest value of uranium in water is found in a playa sample. The uranium content of the sediment samples varies from a minimum of 0.7 ppM to a maximum of 10.7 ppM. Statistical analyses of the data from all five of the different types of sediment source that were sampled show that the average uranium concentration is essentially independent of the source type in this area. These five sediment source types are wet streams, springs, and ponds and dry streams and ponds. Using all the sediment data, a sharply peaked distribution is obtained with an average uranium concentration of 2.92 ppM and a standard deviation of 0.73 ppM. Using a criterion of three standard deviations above the mean for the anomaly threshold level, 55 of the 2936 locations sampled for sediment have anomalous uranium concentrations. Generally, these locations occur in areas having known radiometric highs or in formations found to be uraniferous in other areas. This report provides listings of all the basic data utilized and plots of numbered sample locations at 1:125 000 scale. It also includes a geologic map of the area with overlays showing the drainage pattern, the sample points (unnumbered), and the uranium concentrations found in the water and the sediments, all at 1:250 000 scale. The report is in two parts with the text, figures, and data listings in Part I and the maps and overlay plates in Part II" (p. 1).

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  • OCLC: 966449070 | External Link
  • SuDoc Number: E 1:28/GJBX-21(77)
  • SuDoc Number: Y 3.AT 7:22/LA-6650-MS
  • Report No.: LA-6650-MS
  • Report No.: GJBX-21(77)
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As part of the LASL portion of the US EROA NURE program, water samples from 534 locations and sediment samples from 2936 locations were taken over a 7770 square kilometers area of the Estancia Valley in 1975 and analyzed for uranium.

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Olsen, Clayton Edward. Uranium Hydrogeochemical and Stream Sediment Pilot Survey of the Estancia Valley, Bernalillo, Santa Fe, San Miguel, and Torrance Counties, New Mexico: Part 2. Plates, report, January 1977; Washington D.C.. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc784623/: accessed October 21, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.