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Uranium Concentrations in Stream Waters and Sediments from Selected Sites in the Eastern Seward Peninsula, Koyukuk, and Charley River Areas, and Across South-Central Alaska

Description: During the summer of 1975, the Alaska Division of Geological and Geophysical Surveys (DGGS) conducted a 6-week reconnaissance in widespread areas of Alaska as part of the National Uranium Resource Evaluation (NURE) program sponsored by the Department of Energy (DOE). Water, stream sediment, and bedrock samples were taken from the eastern Seward Peninsula, from north of Koyukuk River, from the Charley River area, and from across south-central Alaska, to aid in determining the uranium potential of the state.
Date: April 1978
Creator: Sharp, Robert R., Jr. & Hill, Dwight E.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Feasibility Study for an Airborne High-Sensitivity Gamma-Ray Survey of Alaska: Phase 2 (Final) Report -- 1976-1979 Program

Description: "This study constitutes a determination of the extent to which it is feasible to use airborne, high-sensitivity gamma-ray spectrometer systems for uranium reconnaissance in the State of Alaska, and specification of a preliminary plan for surveying the entire state of the 1975-1979 time frame."--Page iii.
Date: 1975
Creator: Texas Instruments Incorporated
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Uranium Hydrogeochemical and Stream Sediment Reconnaissance Data from the Area of the Teller, Bendeleben, Candle and Kateel River Quadrangles, Seward Peninsula and Vicinity, Alaska

Description: From introduction: This report describes work done by the Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory (LASL) for the United States Department of Energy (US DOE) over a 50 000-km2 area on the Seward Peninsula and vicinity, Alaska, in 1976 (Fig. 1). The DOE Grand Junction Office (GJO), in Colorado, is responsible for administering the nationwide Hydrogeochemical and Stream Sediment Reconnaissance (HSSR) as part of its National Uranium Resource Evaluation (NURE) program.
Date: May 1978
Creator: Sharp, Robert R., Jr. & Hill, Dwight E.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Uranium Hydrogeochemical and Stream Sediment Reconnaissance Data from the Area of the Noatak and Portions of the Baird Mountains and Ambler River Quadrangles, Alaska

Description: From introduction: This report describes work done in the Noatak and portions of the Baird Mountains and Ambler River, Alaska, National Topographic Map Series (NTMS) quadrangles (1:250 000 scale) by the Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory (LASL) as part of the nationwide Hydrogeochemical and Stream Sediment Reconnaissance (HSSR).
Date: May 1978
Creator: Aamodt, Paul L.; Hill, Dwight E. & Sharp, Robert R., Jr.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Uranium Concentrations in Lake and Stream Waters and Sediments from Selected Sites in the Susitna River Basin, Alaska

Description: From introduction: The purpose of this report is to make available to the public the results of a hydrogeochemical survey for uranium in the stream and lake waters and sediments of the Susitna River basin, Alaska. This work was done by the Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory (LASL) for the US Energy Research and Development Administration (ERDA) as part of the National Uranium Resource Evaluation (NURE) program.
Date: March 1977
Creator: Hill, Dwight E.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Genesis of the Bokan Mountain, Alaska Uranium-Thorium Deposit

Description: From preface: This study was funded by the Department of Energy through Bendix Field Engineering Corporation subcontract 78-245-E dated September 20, 1978. The project is part of the National Uranium Resource Evaluation (NUBE) Program conducted by Bendix for the Department of Energy and is specifically part of an effort to geologically define and explain the significant occurrences of uranium throughout the world.
Date: January 1980
Creator: Thompson, Tommy B.; Lyttle, Thomas & Pierson, John R.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Glaciation in Alaska

Description: From introduction: The history of glaciation in Alaska offers a fascinating field for study. Because of the remarkable development and easy accessibility of valley and piedmont glaciers in the coastal mountains, Alaska has long been popularly conceived as a land of ice and snow, a concept that is only slowly being corrected. To the student of glaciation, however, Alaska affords a unique opportunity to observe the formation, movement, and dissipation of the many living glaciers, to examine the results of glacial erosion on a gigantic scale, and to discover and work out the sequence of Pleistocene events as shown by the topographic forms in both glaciated and unglaciated areas and by the deposits left by ice and water during earlier stages of glaciation.
Date: 1931
Creator: Capps, Stephen R.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Scour at Selected Bridge Sites in Alaska

Description: From introduction: The purpose of this report is to describe the results of the data collection at these bridge sites and compare the results with existing laboratory and field data and with those results predicted from selected scour formulas.
Date: November 1975
Creator: Norman, Vernon W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Reconnaissance of Surface-Water Resources in the Togiak River Basin, Southwestern Alaska, 1980 and 1982

Description: From introduction: This report is a product of a Geological Survey program, under way since the early 1970's, to study environmental conditions in selected frontier areas of Alaska...The purpose of this report is to present reconnaissance-level data on the surface-water resources of the Togiak River basin. These data include measurements and observations of streamflow conditions during late summer and late winter periods, stream-channel characteristics, evidence of past flooding and erosion, water quality, and benthic invertebrate populations.
Date: 1983
Creator: Kernodle, Donald R.; Squires, Robert R. & Childers, Joseph M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Reconnaissance of Surface-Water Resources in the Kobuk River Basin, Alaska, 1979-80

Description: From introduction: This report contains data on physiographic and climatic characteristics of the Kobuk River basin, as well as stream channel hydraulic properties, seasonal quantity and quality of surface waters, floods, channel erosion, and benthic invertebrates. The data show the magnitude and ranges of stream discharge, width, depth, and velocity, of flow that can be expected in late winter and summer periods, and indicate flood and erosion hazards in the basin.
Date: 1983
Creator: Childers, Joseph M. & Kernodle, Donald R.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Trace Metals in Surface Water and Stream Sediments of Healy and Lignite Creek Basins, Alaska

Description: From introduction: Coal can absorb trace metals during coalification, then release them into the environment when the coals are weathered and exposed to erosion. Trace metals in materials associated with the coals also can be released as these materials are disturbed during mining. The purpose of this study was to determine the concentration, distribution, and possible sources of selected trace metals in surface water and stream sediments of the Healy Creek and Lignite Creek basins in the Nenana coal field, Alaska.
Date: 1983
Creator: Parks, Bruce
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Surface-Water Quality in the Campbell Creek Basin, Anchorage, Alaska

Description: From introduction: Data adequate to describe general flow conditions have been collected on most major streams in the Anchorage area, but comparable water-quality data needed to determine the effect of urbanization on the streams are scarce. Thus, in 1980 the U.S. Geological Survey, in cooperation with the Municipality of Anchorage, began a study of the effects of urban runoff on stream-water quality. A premise of the study was that urbanization does have an effect on the quality of surface runoff. The primary purpose of the study was to determine differences in water-quality characteristics between streams that drain natural and urban areas in Anchorage.
Date: 1983
Creator: Brabets, Timothy P. & Wittenberg, Loren A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Sediment Transport in the Tanana River near Fairbanks, Alaska, 1982

Description: From abstract: Suspended-sediment and bedload-transport rates for the Tanana River near Fairbanks can be related to water discharge and annual sediment loads can be computed using these relations. For a site at Fairbanks the annual loads in 1982 were 26.1 million tons of suspended sediment and 227,000 metric tons of bedload. Data collected at five other sites within a 40-kilometer reach of the river indicate very similar suspended-sediment-transport relations but bedload-transport relations varied from site to site. For all sites bedload is on the order of 1 percent of suspended-sediment load.
Date: 1983
Creator: Harrold, Philip E. & Burrows, Robert L.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Engineering Geology Bearing on Harbor Site Selection Along the Northwest Coast of Alaska from Nome to Point Barrow

Description: 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.
Date: April 1958
Creator: Péwé, Troy Lewis; Hopkins, David Moody & Lachenbruch, Arthur H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Geology of the Ogotoruk Creek Area, Northwestern Alaska

Description: From introduction: A project to use the immense energy concentrated in a nuclear device to construct an experimental deep-water harbor has been proposed by the Atomic Energy Commission and is referred to as Project Chariot; it is one phase of AEC Project Plowshare...During the field conference, Mr. Gerald Johnson of U. C. R. L. requested that the U. S. Geological Survey submit a report on the summer's investigation around the first of November 1958. This preliminary report is in response to Mr. Johnson's request.
Date: October 1958
Creator: Kachadoorian, Reuben; Campbell, Russell H.; Sainsbury, C. L. & Scholl, David W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Reconnaissance for Radioactive Deposits in Southeastern Alaska, 1952

Description: From abstract: Reconnaissance for radioactive deposits in southeastern Alaska in 1952 was centered in three localities: the northern part of Prince of Wales Island and parts of adjacent islands, the Taku Harbor-Point Astley district, and the Hyder area. Significant concentrations of radioactive minerals were found only in the vicinity of Salmon Bay on the northeastern shore of Prince of Wales Island. In this area radioactive carbonate-hematite veins occur along the coast for about 8 miles. The veins are generally short, irregular, and lenticular, but a few can be traced for more than 300 feet between the low-tide line and the forest cover. The width of the veins normally ranges from less than 1 inch to 2.5 feet; several, however, are 5 to 10 feet wide.
Date: 1958
Creator: Houston, Joseph R.; Bates, Robert Glenn; Velikanje, Robert S. & Wedow, Helmuth, Jr.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

The Valdez Creek Mining District, Alaska

Description: From abstract: The Valdez Creek mining district was one of those visited in 1931 in connection with the study of the mineral resource of the region tributary to the Alaska Railroad. It is underlain by argillite, schist, tuff, tuffaceous conglomerate, limestone, and greenstone, listed in approximate stratigraphic order beginning with the youngest.
Date: 1933
Creator: Ross, Clyde P.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

The Willow Creek-Kashwitna District, Alaska

Description: From introduction: The district described in this report is a triangular area covering about 300 square miles in the southwestern part of the Talkeetna Mountains. The Kashwitna River forms the northern boundary, the Susitna Valley flats the western, and the Willow Creek gold district, which is in the extreme southwestern part of the Talkeetna Mountains, the southern. As the area examined is not a distinct geographic unit, its boundaries being arbitrarily chosen and set only by the limitation of time spent in the field, a description of its geography applies to practically the entire western and southern portions of the Talkeetna Mountains, of which it is a part.
Date: 1935
Creator: Capps, Stephen R. & Tuck, Ralph
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Geology and Ore Deposits of Northwestern Chichagof Island, Alaska

Description: From introduction: The area of this report is in the northern part of southeastern Alaska (fig. 39). It includes about 400 square miles on northwestern Chichagof Island, latitude 5747' to 58*15' N. and longitude 135 57' to 136 35' W. It is covered by U. S. Geological Survey Mount Fairweather A-1, A-2, and Sitka D--7 and D-8 topographic quadrangle maps. The writer's geologic investigation was started in 1946 as a continuation of earlier work on the west coast of Chichagof Island by J. C. Reed and R. R. Coats (1941) of the U. S. Geological Survey.
Date: 1959
Creator: Rossman, Darwin Lucian
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

The Kaiyuh Hills, Alaska

Description: From introduction: The present report states the results of an exploratory survey of the Kaiyuh Hills during the summer of 1934.
Date: 1937
Creator: Mertie, John Beaver, Jr.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Kodiak and Adjacent Islands, Alaska

Description: From abstract: The Kodiak group of islands, having an area of 4,900 square miles, lie on the Pacific Ocean side of the base of the Alaska Peninsula. Although the town of Kodiak is the oldest continuously occupied white settlement in Alaska, the interior of many of the islands is still little explored and unmapped, for the heavy growth of vegetation makes inland travel difficult, and few trails penetrate far from the coast.
Date: 1937
Creator: Capps, Stephen Reid
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department