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Airborne Radioactivity Surveys for Phosphate in Florida
Introduction: Deposits of phosphate in Florida, located beyond the limits of known producing areas, have been reported by prospectors and mining companies. Much of the information has been based upon prospecting and exploration which was undertaken many years ago and as a result the published data relating to the occurrence of these deposits are fragmentary, and few details relating to specific locations and extent are available.
The Anadarko Basin (of parts of Oklahoma, Texas, Kansas, and Colorado)
Abstract: This report is a synthesis of published and unpublished data on the rocks of the Anadarko basin.
Botanical Prospecting for Uranium in the Circle Cliffs Area, Garfield County, Utah
From introduction: This report details the results of a botanical prospecting method to determine the presence of uranium in the Circle Cliffs area.
Carnotite Resources of San Miguel Bench, Montrose County, Colorado
Abstract: San Miguel bench includes about 4 square miles in the southern part of T. 48 N., R. 17 W., New Mexico principal meridian, Montrose County, Colorado. Production of carnotite ore from the area has been about 15, 000 short tons having an estimated average graderof 0. 31 percent U3O8,and 1. 6 percent V2 05 Nearly all of the carnotite deposits occur in a single-continuous sandstone bed near the top of the Salt Wash member of the Jurassic Morrison formation. These deposits consist chiefly of sandstone impregnated with uranium- and vanadium-bearing minerals. They are irregular tabular-shaped masses ranging in size from a few short tons to 30, 000 short tons or more of minable carnotite ore. During the period November 27, 1951, to April 17, 1953, the U. S. Geological Survey drilled 309 holes totaling 92, 194 feet on the San Miguel bench. Reserves total about 43, 000 short tons of material 1 foot or more thick and contain 0,.10 percent or more U30 or 1. 0 percent or more V205. Of these reserves 3, 300 short tons occur in private land. These reserves are in ten deposits found by Geological Survey drilling. Potential reserves (reserves based on geologic evidence only) are predicted to total about 15, 000 short tons, averaging 0.30 percent U308 and 1.6 percent V2 05 No additional exploration drilling in the San Miguel bench is planned by the Geological Survey. Some drilling by private enterprise is recommended.
Carnotite Resources of the Legin Group Area, San Miguel County, Colorado
From abstract: The Legin group area comprises five privately owned claims, nine Government claims, and some public land. The area is in parts of secs. 28 and 29, T. 43 N., R. 19 W., New Mexico principal meridian, San Miguel County, Colo. It is about 45 miles from the Government mill at Monticello, Utah, and 50 miles from the Vanadium Corporation of America mill at Naturita, Colo. The Legin group area has yielded a total production of more than 18,000 short tons of carnotite ore that averaged 0.32 percent U30 and 2.5 percent V 205 . Most of this production was accomplished during the years from 1935 to 1944, and from 1949 to October 1951.
Chemistry and Movement of Ground Water, Nevada Test Site
Introduction: The chemical character of ground water depends to a large degree upon the character of the rock formations through which the water moves. The composition of the water is the result of several solutional and decompositional processes.
Control Chart Method Applied to Errors in Radioactive Counting
Abstract: The Control Chart statistical methods, developed by Showhart for the control of quality of manufactured products, are applied to the control of Geiger-Miller counting instruments. Experiments are reported to show the use to the Control Chart method for detecting disturbances in instrumental behavior and for detecting radioactive effects so weak that they are near the limit of detection of the instruments. As a corollary, the control chart can be used to reduce to its practical limit the time required for tests.
The Copper and Uranium Deposits of the Coyote District, Mora County, New Mexico
From abstract: The copper and uranium-vanadium deposits of the Coyote district, Mora County, N. Mex., are confined to the lower 2,000 feet of the Sangre de Cristo formation of Pennsylvanian and Permian age. A narrow belt of deposits in steeply dipping or overturned rocks extends for 7 miles along Coyote Creek south of Guadalupita. Earlier studies showed that the copper deposits contained uranium, but both the reserves and the uranium content of the copper-bearing shale are too low to permit the recovery of uranium. However, small, commercial grade uranium deposits have been discovered in sandstone.
Description of Core from Atomic Energy Commission Drill Hole Number 1, Project Gnome, Eddy County, New Mexico
From abstract: Drilling at the Project GNOME site, which is in the approximate center of sec. 34, T. 23 S., R. 30 E., NMPM, was undertaken in August and September 1958 by the W-W Drilling Company. The purpose of drilling this hole, which is at the precise location of the proposed shaft, was to determine (1) the lithologic and water-bearing characteristics of the rocks of Cenozoic, Mesozoic, and Paleozoic age that lie above the salt-bearing sequence in the Salado formation; (2) the depth to the top of the unleached salt and associated evaporites in the Salado formation; and (3) the local details of the salt-bearing sequence in the Salado formation.
Detailed Mineral and Chemical Relations in Two Uranium-Vanadium Ores
From introduction: This report details mineral and chemical relations in two uranium-vanadium ores of the Colorado Plateau.
Distribution and Origin of Phosphate in the Land-Pebble Phosphate District of Florida
From abstract: The land-pebble phosphate district of Florida is a part of the Gulf Coastal Plain. The geologic formations cropping out in the district are the Miocene Hawthorn, Pliocene Bone Valley, and Pleistocene terrace sands. The Bone Valley formation consists of a lower strongly phosphatic unit and an upper less phosphatic unit. This paper is concerned principally with the lower unit, which contains the bulk of the minable phosphate deposits of the district.
Domestic Phosphate Deposits
From abstract: Incomplete but recently partly revised estimates indicate the presence of about 10 billion tons of phosphate deposits in the Urited States that is minable under present economic conditions. Deposits too lean in quality or thickness to compete with those in the western and southeastern fields probably contain tens of billions of tons.
Eastern Black Shale Reconnaissance Preliminary Report
The following report is the result of a reconnaissance of the black shales of the Eastern United States in the summer of 1944. The purpose of this reconnaissance was to determine the radioactivity of the shales, specifically for uranium and thorium.
Elimination of Interference by Nickel in the Determination of Uranium by Means of Zinc Amalgam Reductors
The following report was undertaken to overcome poisoning difficulties that are caused by passage of solutions containing nickel through the Jones reductor/zinc amalgam reductors.
Engineering Geology Bearing on Harbor Site Selection Along the Gulf of Alaska from Point Whitshed to Cape Yakataga, Alaska
From introduction: This report details the harbor site selection along the Gulf of Alaska for a nuclear detonation.
Engineering Geology Bearing on Harbor Site Selection Along the Northwest Coast of Alaska from Nome to Point Barrow
From abstract: This report describes geologic and oceanographic factors relevant to the selection of a site in northwestern Alaska, at which an experimental harbor can be created by the explosion of a nuclear device. Part I describes the results of a preliminary survey of the entire coastal and offshore region between Nome and Point Barrow: Part II consists of a more detailed evaluation of the Cape Thompson-Cape Seppings area; and Part III is a theoretical consideration of the effect of the ocean upon the temperature and distribution of permafrost. The report is based entirely upon the study of published and unpublished reports, field notes, and maps, interviews with the few geologists who have visited the region, and the interpretation of aerial photographs.
Exploration for Uranium Deposits in the Yellow Cat and Squaw Park Areas, Thompson District, Grand County, Utah
From introduction: This report summarizes the results of the USGS exploration in the Yellow Cat and Squaw Park areas, and contains a brief description of the geology and ore deposits
Forty-Niner, King Solomon Ridge, and West End Claims Near Clancy, Jefferson County, Montana
Abstract: Secondary minerals of the uranite group occur in dense quartz veins and in altered aplitic granite along and near the crest of the east-trending ridge about one mile west of Clancy, Montana. Brief examination suggests that the radioactive minerals are erratically distributed, but a more thorough study of the area will be made by the Geological Survey during the coming field season.
Gamma-Radioactivity Investigations at the Nevada Test Site, Nye and Lincoln Counties, Nevada
From introduction: The general objectives of this Geological Survey were to study the geologic and geophysical studies of the effects of underground nuclear explosions under Rainier Mesa.
Gamma-Radioactivity Investigations at the Nevada Test Site, Nye County, Nevada: Interim Report, February 1960 to July 1961
Abstract: As a part of continuous geologic and geophysical investigations at the Nevada Test Site, gamma-radioactivity measurements are being made in tunnels and drill holes to determine semiquantitatively the natural gamma radioactivity of geologic formations and the distribution of nuclear-explosion-produced radioisotopes.
Gamma-Radioactivity Investigations Related to Waste Disposal, Jackass Flats, Nevada Test Site
From introduction: Under the general supervision of the Health Division of the Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory, the U.S. Geological Survey is participating in geologic and hydrologic studies of the tile field constructed in Jackass Flats in the southwestern part of the Nevada Test Site as related to waste disposal, M. D. Shutler rendered valuable assistance in obtaining and evaluating portions of the data in this report. These investigations were done on behalf of the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission and were supported by the Division of Reactor Development and by the Albuquerque Operations Office.
Geochemistry of Beryllium
From abstract: This is a review, with annotated bibliography, of the mode of occurrence of the element beryllium. It is not a list of specific ore deposits, but a summary of the types of the types of minerals and rocks in which beryllium has been reported to occur. In addition, the unpublished spectrographic studies of the Geological Survey on mill products are summarized, and data are given on domestic production and reserves and on foreign production.
Geologic Aspects of the November 1960 High-Explosive Test at the Project Chariot Site, Northwestern Alaska
From introduction: This report details the results of a 256-pound high explosive cratering experiment at the Chariot test site 110 miles north of the Arctic Circle.
Geologic Effects of the Rainier Underground Test: Preliminary Report
From abstract: This report describes the Rainier underground test of September 19, 1957 conducted at the Nevada Test Site with a 1.7 kiloton nuclear device.
Geologic Investigations in Support of Project Chariot in the Vicinity of Cape Thompson, Northwestern Alaska: Preliminary Report
From abstract: This report describes the Chariot test at Ogotoruk Creek that is topographically and geologically well-situated for the construction of an experimental deep-water excavation as proposed by the AEC.
Geologic Investigations in Support of Project Chariot, Phase 3, in the Vicinity of Cape Thompson, Northwestern Alaska: Preliminary Report
From introduction: This report details the results of geologic investigations in support of Project Chariot.
Geologic Investigations of Radioactive Deposits, Semiannual Progress Report: December 1, 1953 - May 31, 1954
From introduction: This report is a statement of progress during a six-month period and gives the principal unclassified information developed in that period for radioactive deposits in the United States.
Geologic Investigations of Radioactive Deposits, Semiannual Progress Report: December 1, 1956 - May 31, 1957
From foreword: This report is a statement of progress during a six-month period on investigations of radioactive materials in the United States.
Geologic Investigations of Radioactive Deposits, Semiannual Progress Report: December 1, 1957 - May 31, 1958
From foreword: This report details geologic investigations of radioactive deposits in the United States.
Geologic Investigations of Radioactive Deposits, Semiannual Progress Report: June 1 - November 30, 1953
From summary: This report details the completion of geologic maps of the Carrizo Mountains and the Capitol Reef and Red House Cliffs areas.
Geologic Investigations of Radioactive Deposits, Semiannual Progress Report: June 1 - November 30, 1954
From introduction: This report is a statement of progress during a six-month period for geologic investigations of radioactive deposits.
Geologic Map and Sections of the Ammonia Tanks Quadrangle at the Nevada Test Site, Nye County, Nevada
A geological map and sections of the Ammonia Tanks quadrangle at the Nevada test site, Nye County, Nevada
Geologic Map of Scrugham Peak Quadrangle, Nye County, Nevada
This is a geologic map of the Scrugham Peak quadrangle in Nye County, Nevada.
Geologic Map of the Buckboard Mesa Quadrangle, Nye County, Nevada
This is a geological map of the Buckboard Mesa quadrangle in Nye County, Nevada.
Geologic Map of the Cane Spring Quadrangle, Nye County, Nevada
This is a geological map of the Cane Spring quadrangle in Nye County, Nevada.
Geologic Map of the Dead Horse Flat Quadrangle, Nye County, Nevada
This is a geological map of the Dead Horse Flat quadrangle in Nye County, Nevada.
Geologic Map of the Frenchman Flat Quadrangle, Nye, Lincoln, and Clark Counties, Nevada
This is a geological map of the Frenchman Flat quadrangle of Nye County, Lincoln, and Clark Counties, Nevada.
Geologic Map of the Lathrop Wells Quadrangle, Nye County, Nevada
This is a geologic map of the Lathrop Wells quadrangle in Nye County, Nevada.
Geologic Map of the Mine Mountain Quadrangle, Nye County, Nevada
Map of the Mine Mountain Quadrangle in Nye County, Nevada.
Geologic Map of the Paiute Ridge Quadrangle, Nye and Lincoln Counties, Nevada
Geologic map of the Paiute Ridge Quadrangle, Nye and Lincoln Counties, Nevada.
Geologic Map of the Plutonium Valley Quadrangle, Nye and Lincoln Counties, Nevada
An index and geological map of Nevada's Plutonium Valley quadrangle in Nye and Lincoln Counties, Nevada
Geologic Map of the Silent Butte Quadrangle, Nye County, Nevada
This is a geological map of the Silent Butte quadrangle in Nye County, Nevada.
Geologic Map of the Skull Mountain Quadrangle at the Nevada Test Site, Nye County, Nevada
This is a photo-geologic map of the Skull Mountain Quadrangle at the Nevada Test Site.
Geologic Map of the Striped Hills Quadrangle, Nye County, Nevada
This is a geological map of the Striped Hills quadrangle Nye County, Nevada.
Geologic Map of the Timber Mountain Quadrangle, Nye County, Nevada
Map of the Timber Mountain Quadrangle in Nye County, Nevada.
Geologic Map of the Topopah Spring Northwest Quadrangle, Nye County, Nevada
A geologic map of the Topopah Spring northwest quadrangle, Nye County, Nevada
Geologic Map of the Topopah Spring Southwest Quadrangle, Nye County, Nevada
This is a geologic map of the Topopah Spring SW quadrangle, Nevada.
Geologic Reconnaissance of the Topopah Spring and Timber Mountain Quandrangles, Nye County, Nevada
The Topopah Spring and Timber Mountain 15-minute quadrangles comprising about 500 square miles in southern Nye County, Nev., are bounded by longitudes 116°15' W. and 116°30' W. and by latitudes 36°45' N. and 37°15' N. (fig. 1) The quadrangles are mostly within the Nevada Test Site and are approximately 90 miles northwest of Las Vegas (fig. 1). Lathrop Wells, the nearest town, is about 10 miles south of the southern boundary of the Topopah Spring quadrangle.
Geologic Summary of the Appalachian Basin: With Reference to the Subsurface Disposal of Radioactive Waste Solutions
From introduction: This summary report of the geology of the Appalachian basin was prepared as part of the Radioactive Disposal Program being conducted by the USGS on behalf of the Division of Reactor Development of the AEC.
Geologic Summary of the Central Valley of California with Reference to the Disposal of Radioactive Waste
From introduction: This report describes the geology of the area only to the extent necessary for preliminary evaluation of the possibilities for the disposal of liquid radioactive waste by injection through deep wells. Their value will increase with development of extensive commercial production of atomic power and attendant creation of radioactive waste from the processing of spent fuel elements. The disposal of liquid waste in deep reservoirs is only one of several possibilities that must be considered.