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Lost Creek (Wamsutter) Schroeckingerite Deposit, Sweetwater County, Wyoming

Description: Summary: The Lost Creek schroeckingerite deposit in Sweetwater County, Wyo., has attracted attention in the past both as an occurrence of comparatively rare minerals and more recently as a possible source of uranium ore. During the summer of 1948 a newly-formed company by the name of Uranium, Inc., explored part of the deposit by bulldozer trenching and drilling. under the technical direction of the Minerals Engineering Company of Grand Junction, Colo. Examination of the significant exposures of the schroeckingerite deposit indicated that the uraniferous beds are discontinuous and that their areal distribution is erratic. The overburden has an average thickness of 2.5 feet.
Date: January 21, 1952
Creator: Wyant, Donald G.
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USAEC Airborne Radiometric Reconnaissance in South Dakota and Wyoming, 1952 to 1955

Description: From introduction: This is one of a series of three reports on airborne radioactivity surveys in the United States. The reports contain the 185 airborne anomaly maps issued by the U. S. Atomic Energy Commission as a result of the AEC's aerial surveying program conducted from March 1952 to June 1956; two ground reconnaissance maps of Utah also are included. Most of the reconnaissance was done in the western United States.
Date: August 1966
Creator: Grand Junction Office, AEC
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Tectonic Map of Wyoming, East of the Overthrust Belt, Showing the Distribution of Uranium Deposits

Description: From introduction: The compilation of the tectonic map of Wyoming east of the overthrust belt (area 6, fig. 2) was done by the U. S. Geological Survey on behalf of the Division of Raw Materials of the U. S. Atomic Energy Commission. Structures shown on the map have been obtained from published geologic maps and from unpublished data supplied by Government agencies, private companies, and independent geologists. The tectonic map of Wyoming east of the overthrust belt is only a progress report; any suggestions for corrections or additions will be appreciated.
Date: April 1956
Creator: Osterwald, Frank W. & Dean, Basil G.
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Reconnaissance for Uranium in the Powder River Basin, Wyoming

Description: Abstract: A reconnaissance was made of a large part of the Powder River Basin, Wyoming, during the summer of 1952 to search for uranium deposits in parts of the basin other than the Pumpkin Buttes area. No uranium deposits of economic interest were found, but some rocks of the Tertiary Fort Union formation and the Cretaceous Inyan Kara group were found to be sufficiently uraniferous to justify further search in rocks of these units. Analyses of samples of sandstones, baked shales, and siltstones taken during the reconnaissance show these rocks are considerably more vanadiferous than the average sandstone, or clay and shale.
Date: May 1953
Creator: Davidson, David F.
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Uranium Deposits in the Red Desert of the Great Divide Basin, Sweetwater County, Wyoming

Description: From introduction: The investigations that are the subject of this report were to appraise the uranium resources of the Red Desert area, and to accumulate data concerning the geology of uranium. Knowledge of the genesis of the schroeckingerite is necessary for a clear appraisal of the deposit.
Date: November 1951
Creator: Wyant, Donald G.; Sharp, William N. & Sheridan, Douglas M.
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Uranium Deposits of the Carlile Quadrangle, Crook County, Wyoming

Description: From abstract: The uranium deposits in the Carlile quadrangle, southwestern Crook County, Wyo., are in relatively flat-lying sandstone beds in the lower part of the Inyan Kara group of Early Cretaceous age. The Carlile mine has the largest deposit in the quadrangle; the ore minerals are carnotite and tyuyamunite associated with carbonaceous material in a sandstone lens.
Date: August 1957
Creator: Bergendahl, M. H.
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Bentonite Deposits of the Northern Black Hills District Wyoming, Montana, and South Dakota

Description: From abstract: The northern Black Hills bentonite mining district includes parts of Crook County, Wyo., Carter County, Mont., and Butte County, S. Dak. Within this district, many beds of bentonite occur interspersed with sedimentary strata of Cretaceous age that have an average total thickness of about 3,000 feet and consist chiefly of marine shale, marl, and argillaceous sandstone. The bentonite beds occur in formations ranging upward from the Newcastle sandstone to the lower part of the Mitten black shale member of the Pierre shale. Tertiary (?) and Quaternary deposits of gravel, sand, and silt are present on extensive terraces, and deposits of such materials also extend along stream courses in all parts of the district.
Date: 1962
Creator: Knechtel, Maxwell M. & Patterson, Sam H.
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Geology and Mineral Deposits of the Carlile Quadrangle, Crook County, Wyoming

Description: From introduction: Geologic mapping of the Carlile quadrangle, which includes one of several uranium-producing areas in northeastern Wyoming, was undertaken to provide a detailed geologic map that could be used as an aid to further exploration for uranium deposits; to study in detail the known uranium deposits to determine whether or not there are any relations among structure, stratigraphy, lithology, and uranium deposits; and to outline, insofar as possible, areas favorable for more detailed exploration for uranium.
Date: 1961
Creator: Bergendahl, M. H.; Davis, Robert E. & Izett, Glen Arthur
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Mineral Resources of the Medicine Lodge, Alkali Creek, and Trapper Creek Wilderness Study Areas, Big Horn County, Wyoming

Description: From introduction: This report presents an evaluation of the mineral endowment (identified resources and mineral resource potential) of the study area and is the product of several separate studies by the U.S. Bureau of Mines (USBM) and the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). Identified resources are classified according to a modification of the system described by McKelvey (1972) and the USBM and USGS (1980), which is shown in the Appendix. Identified resources are studied by the USBM. Mineral resource potential is the likelihood of occurrence of undiscovered metals and nonmetals, industrial rocks and minerals, and of undiscovered energy sources (coal, oil, gas, oil shale, tar, and geothermal sources). It is classified according to the system of Goudarzi (1984) and is shown in the Appendix. Undiscovered resources are studied by the USGS.
Date: 1989
Creator: Hosterman, John W.; Hill, Randall H.; Kulik, Dolores M. & Gese, Diann D.
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Mineral Resources of the Bobcat Draw Badlands Wilderness Study Area, Big Horn and Washakie Counties, Wyoming

Description: Abstract: The Bobcat Draw (WY-010-126) Wilderness Study Area includes about 17,150 acres and is located about 45 mi (miles) by road west of Worland in the Bighorn basin. The arid landscape comprises treeless uplands drained by intermittent streams. No identified resources are in the Bobcat Draw Wilderness Study Area. Most of the area is currently under lease for oil and gas. The study area has a high potential for resources of oil and gas and a high potential for subeconomic resources of deeply buried coal. The potential for a deep-seated geothermal energy resource is moderate. The resource potential for oil shale and metals, including uranium, is low.
Date: 1989
Creator: Gibbons, Anthony B.; Carlson, Robert R.; Kulik, Dolores M. & Lundby, William
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Summary of Investigations of Uranium Deposits in the Pumpkin Buttes Area, Johnson and Campbell Counties, Wyoming

Description: From abstract: Uranium minerals were discovered in the Pumpkin Buttes area, Campbell and Johnson Counties by the U. S. Geological Survey in October 1951. From June to November 1952, an area of about 750 square miles was examined for uranium deposits, and 211 localities with abnormally high radioactivity were found; uranium minerals are visible at 121 of these localities.
Date: July 1953
Creator: Troyer, Max L.; McKay, Edward J.; Soister, Paul E. & Wallace, Stewart R.
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Uranium-Bearing Coal in the Central Part of the Great Divide Basin, Sweetwater County, Wyoming

Description: From abstract: Field work leading to this report was done by the U. S. Geological Survey for the Division of Raw Materials of the U. S. Atomic Energy Commission, Nearly 24 townships were mapped in the central part of the Great Divide Basin, Sweetwater County, Wyoming, Fourteen of these townships contain outcrops of uranium-bearing coal. Thirty coal beds were mapped, but only seven of them have uranium-bearing coal reserves as defined in this report.
Date: March 1956
Creator: Pipiringos, George N.
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Mineral Resources of the McCullough Peaks Wilderness Study Area, Park County, Wyoming

Description: From abstract: The McCullough Peaks Wilderness Study Area (WY-010-335) is located near the western edge of the Bighorn Basin, Park County, Wyoming. The area is about 10 miles northeast of Cody. Mineral and energy resource assessment of the McCullough Peaks Wilderness Study Area indicates a total of 52 million tons of measured and indicated subbituminous coal resources.
Date: 1990
Creator: Hadley, Donald G.; Ryder, Robert T.; Hill, Randall H. & Kulik, Dolores M.
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Geology and Uranium Deposits of Part of the Browns Park Formation, Colorado, Wyoming, and Utah: a Preliminary Report

Description: From abstract: Uranium deposits and radioactivity anomalies have been found in the eastern half of the area underlain by the Browns Park formation in northwestern Colorado, south-central Wyoming, and northeastern Utah. The deposits are in eolian, lacustrine, and fluvial sandstones, tuffaceous sandstones, and limestones all of which were deposited on two converging pediments during Miocene time. At least one eastern and one western facies of lacustrine and fluvial sedimentary rocks are separated by a belt of eolian sandstones. The faces may be distinguished in the field and by petrographic and heavy-mineral studies in the laboratory.
Date: June 1955
Creator: Theobald, P. K., Jr. & Chew, R. T., III
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Airborne Radioactivity Survey of the Red Desert Region, Sweetwater County, Wyoming

Description: From abstract: An airborne radioactivity survey of a selected area in the Red Desert, Sweetwater County, Wyoming, containing outcrops of radioactive lignites and shales of known surface extent and uranium content, was flown on flight lines at three levels, respectively 250, 500, and 1,000 feet above the ground and spaced at one-quarter mile intervals. Measurements from three identical dual-channel radiation detectors were simultaneously recorded to obtain data at various distances from natural radioactive sources of known configuration. The radiation intensity measurements were fully corrected for all extraneous effects and were compiled as profiles of radiation intensity, as an isoradioactivity contour map, and as curves showing the relationship between radiation intensity and distance from the source.
Date: July 1951
Creator: Nelson, R. A.; Sharp, William N. & Stead, Frank W.
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Reconnaissance for Uraniferous Rocks in Northeastern Wind River Basin, Wyoming

Description: From abstract: A reconnaissance search for uraniferous rocks in the northeastern part of the Wind River Basin was made in July and August 1951 in the course of other work. In addition to Tertiary tuffs and associated lignite, coal, and carbonaceous rocks, some radioactivity anomalies, chiefly in granite, which had been detected by airborne equipment in November 1950, were checked on the ground. A tuff of middle or late Eocene age containing 0.003 percent uranium was as high in uranium as any rock found.
Date: 1952?
Creator: Tourtelot, Harry Allison
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Geology and Uranium Occurrences in the Miller Hill Area, Carbon County, Wyoming

Description: Abstract: Uranium occurs in the North Park(?) formation of Pliocene(?) age in the Miller Hill area, about 25 miles south of Rawlins, Carbon County, Wyo. As much as 0. 5 percent uranium is contained in grab samples, but only about 1000 tons of rock are known to contain as much as 0. 03 percent uranium. Beds of brecciated, silicified limestone 3 to 10 feet thick contain the principal concentrations of uranium. Lesser concentrations are found in calcareous sandstone and quartzite. Uranophane, Ca(UOz)2SizO 7 . 6HZO, the principal uranium'mineral, has been deposited in vugs, as fracture and surface coatings, and as a disseminated constituent of the rock. Uranium also occurs in quantities too small to be megascopically visible in dark-colored chalcedony, lime stone, sandstone, and quartzite beds.
Date: May 1956
Creator: Vine, James David & Prichard, George E.
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A Preliminary Summary Report of a Reconnaissance of Sandstone-Type Copper-Uranium Deposits in Parts of New Mexico, Colorado, Utah, Idaho, and Wyoming

Description: From introduction: The reconnaissance was made during the summer of 1951 by two field parties: (1) a reconnaissance in parts of Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona by Russell Gibson, and (2) Geological Survey reconnaissance in parts of New Mexico,.Colorado, Utah, Idaho, and Wyoming (by the writers), the results of which are summarized in this report.
Date: December 1951
Creator: Gott, Garland B. & Erickson, Ralph Leroy
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Preliminary Report on Uranium-Bearing Pliocene (?) Rocks in the Split Rock Area, Central Wyoming

Description: From abstract: A sequence of slightly radioactive Pliocene(?) rocks in the Split Rock area of central Wyoming is at least 600 feet thick, underlies an area of more than 25 square miles, and consists of alternating beds of tuffaceous shale, sandstone, and pumicite. Only a small part of the section has been examined. In addition to the uranium content of the strata, there has been secondary concentration of uranium in brecciated limestone similar to spring deposits that could be of Pliocene or Pleistocene age.
Date: July 1952
Creator: Love, J. D.
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Uranium Deposits in Oolitic Limestone Near Mayoworth, Johnson County, Wyoming

Description: From abstract: The uranium deposits of the Mayoworth area, Johnson County. Wyo., are in oolitic limestone at the base of the Sundance formation of Late Jurassic age. The uranium mineral has been identified as metatyuyamunite, a hydrous calcium uranium vanadate, that coats joints and fractures and replaces calcite in both the cement and the oolites. The known deposits of the area are of sub-ore grade, have a high lime content, and are not of economic importance at this time.
Date: May 1955
Creator: Guilinger, R. R. & Theobald, P. K.
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Preliminary Report on Results of Field Investigations for Uraniferous Deposits in the Pumpkin Buttes Area, Johnson and Campbell Counties, Wyoming

Description: From introduction: Geologic mapping was done in the Pumpkin Buttes area, Johnson and Campbell Counties, Wyoming, during the summer of 1952 on behalf of the Atomic Energy Commission. The objectives of the work were: to find uranium deposits, to study their distribution, habit, and occurrence, and to use such knowledge as guides in outlining areas favorable for mineralization.
Date: December 1952
Creator: Troyer, Max L.; McKay, Edward Joseph & Soister, Paul E.
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Preliminary Report of the Results of Reconnaissance for Uraniferous Materials in the Powder River Basin, Wyoming

Description: From introduction: During three months of the summer of 1952, a geologic and radiometric reconnaissance examination for uraniferous materials in the peripheral parts of the Powder River structural basin in northeastern Wyoming (fig. 1) was made by the Survey on behalf of the Division of Raw Materials of the U. S. Atomic Energy Commission. The purpose was to find, describe, locate, and sample deposits of uraniferous or radioactive materials other than those in the central part of the Powder River Basin in the general vicinity of the Pumpkin Buttes.
Date: February 1953
Creator: Davidson, David F.
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Preliminary Report on Lost Creek Schroeckingerite Area, Sweetwater County, Wyoming

Description: Introduction: This report is a summary of the field work at the Lost Creek schroeckingerite deposit, Sweetwater County, Wyo. from July 1 through November 22, 1952. The objectives of field work at Lost Creek during the report period were to obtain additional data for calculating tonnage and grade and to obtain additional information on the controls and localization of schroeckingerite. In order to accomplish these objectives the Survey continued the exploration by means of trenching, mapped all trench walls (scale 1:120), mapped the exploration area at scales of 1:2400 and 1:9600, and carried on an extensive sampling program.
Date: January 1953
Creator: Sheridan, Douglas M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department