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The Uranium, Tin, and Copper Deposits at Majuba Hill, Pershing County, Nevada

Description: From abstract: Uranium is associated with copper and tin ores in the Majuba Hill area, Antelope mining district, in the central part of the Antelope Range, Pershing County, Nev. About 23, 000 tons of copper and 200 tons of tin ore, a small quantity of lead-silver ore, and some arsenic-silver ore have been produced from the Majuba Hill mine, the Last Chance mine, and a mine in sec. 34, T. 33 N., R. 31 E.
Date: December 1952
Creator: Thurston, Ralph H. & Trites, Albert F., Jr.
Item Type: Report
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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.
Item Type: Report
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A Cooperative Investigation of Precision and Accuracy in Chemical, Spectrochemical and Modal Analysis of Silicate Rocks

Description: From foreword: This bulletin is the second of the series "Contributions to Geochemistry" which was begun in 1946 with Bulletin 950, "Contributions to Geochemistry, 1942-45". This series is the successor to earlier ones, also published as U. S. Geological Survey Bulletins, "Report of work done in the Division of Chemistry and Physics" (1879-1893), "Contributions to chemistry and mineralogy from the laboratory of the United States Geological Survey" (1900), "Contributions to mineralogy from the United States Geological Survey" (1905), and "Mineralogical Notes" (1911-16).
Date: 1951
Creator: Fairbairn, H. W.
Item Type: Report
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The Eastern Front of the Bitterroot Range, Montana

Description: From abstract: The origin of the gneissic rocks on the eastern border of the Idaho batholith in the Bitterroot Range, near Hamilton, Mont., has long been in dispute. Lindgren regarded these rocks as the product of stresses related to a normal fault along the front of the range with an eastward dip of about 150. He thought both the hanging wall and the footwall had moved, with a total displacement along the fault plane of at least 20,000 feet. The faulting was believed to have been so recent as to be a major factor in the present topography. Langton appears to accept the concept of faulting but to regard the gneissic rocks as formed much earlier from a granitic rock that was more silicic and older than the Idaho batholith.
Date: 1952
Creator: Ross, Clyde P.
Item Type: Report
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Effect of Permafrost on Cultivated Fields, Fairbanks Area, Alaska

Description: From introduction: This report describes the destructive effect of permafrost on cultivated fields and delineates the parts of the Fairbanks area which are least suitable for agriculture because of the character of the underlying permafrost. Studies by the author indicate that agriculture will be affected by similar permafrost conditions throughout areas on the north side of the Tanana Valley within 100 miles of Fairbanks.
Date: 1954
Creator: Péwé, Troy Lewis
Item Type: Report
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Birth and Development of Parícutin Volcano, Mexico

Description: From introduction: In this report the authors have attempted to present a strictly factual account of the birth and development of Paricutin volcano and avoid any interpretive opinions that might break the true narrative of events.
Date: 1956
Creator: Foshag, William F. & González Reyna, Jenaro
Item Type: Report
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Tin Deposits of Durango, Mexico

Description: From abstract: This report summarizes the economic possibilities of the tin deposits of the Estado de Durango, Mexico. It describes in detail many deposits in the leading districts, which were examined in 1944, and briefly reviews some reports on undeveloped occurrences in the southern and western parts of the State. The general conclusion is that tin will continue to be produced by hand methods for many years, but probably at a decreasing rate, because the placer grounds which have always produced the greater part of the tin are faced with gradual exhaustion.
Date: 1950
Creator: Smith, Ward C.
Item Type: Report
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Magnesite Deposits of Central Ceará, Brazil

Description: From introduction: The purpose of this study was to investigate the quantity and quality of [Central Ceara, Brazil] magnesite, and the writer concludes that this group of deposits constitutes one of the major reserves of high-grade magnesite in the Western Hemisphere. The ore could be used in the production of any commercial grade of magnesia with little or no beneficiation. Soil and alluvial overburden is thin between widespread outcrops, so all the deposits could be mined from open pits.
Date: 1950
Creator: Bodenlos, Alfred J.
Item Type: Report
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Volcanic Activity in the Aleutian Arc

Description: Including a list of all known volcanoes and a summary of activity betwen 1760 and 1948.
Date: 1950
Creator: Coats, Robert R.
Item Type: Report
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Mineral Deposits of Central America

Description: From introduction: This report is based on investigations carried on by the Geological Survey (U. S. Department of the Interior) under the auspices of the Interdepartmental Committee on Scientific and Cultural Cooperation (U. S. Department of State) and the Foreign Economic Administration. The function of the last two agencies is presently carried on by the International Cooperation Administration. Roberts is responsible for the text of this report and for the compilation of the geologic map. He was in Central America from January to April 1942 under a program of scientific and technical cooperation with the American Republics sponsored by the Department of State, and mapped manganese deposits in Costa Rica and manganese and antimony deposits in Honduras.
Date: 1957
Creator: Roberts, Ralph Jackson & Irving, Earl M.
Item Type: Report
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Iron-Ore Resources of the United States: Including Alaska and Puerto Rico, 1955

Description: From introduction: The purpose of this report is to summarize available information concerning iron-ore resources in the United States in order to provide a general background for understanding and appraising the present status of this basic commodity.
Date: 1959
Creator: Carr, Martha S. & Dutton, Carl E.
Item Type: Report
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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
Item Type: Report
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Geology and Coal Resources of the Homer District, Kenai Coal Field, Alaska

Description: From abstract: The Homer district of the Kenai coal field is about 100 miles southwest of Anchorage, in south-central Alaska. It covers an area of about 1,100 square miles on the west side of the Kenai Peninsula, between Tustumena Lake and Kachemak Bay. The principal settlement is Homer, at the southern end of the district, which is connected by the gravel-surfaced Sterling Highway with the Alaska highway system and The Alaska Railroad, and is also served by ocean transportation and one airline.
Date: 1959
Creator: Barnes, Farrell F. & Cobb, Edward H.
Item Type: Report
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Geology and Coal Resources of the Little Susitna District, Matanuska Coal Field, Alaska

Description: From introduction: This report is based on preliminary surface mapping in the summer of 1952 and on subsurface exploration with a bulldozer powerauger unit in the summers of 1953 and 1954. In 1952 F. F. Barnes was assisted by Alfred Oestreich, geologist, and Lewis Ladwig and Richard Pack, field assistants. From July 2 to August 31, 1953, F. F. Barnes and Daniel Sokol were assisted by W.T. Ashlock and R. E. Rowland, field assistants, and by a bulldozer operator-mechanic. From June 23 to July 27, 1954, Barnes and Sokol were assisted by A. E. Burford and W. S. Hopkins, geologists, and an operator-mechanic.
Date: 1959
Creator: Barnes, Farrell F. & Sokol, Daniel
Item Type: Report
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Radioactive Rare-Earth Deposit at Scrub Oaks Mine, Morris County, New Jersey

Description: From abstract: A deposit of rare-earth minerals in the Scrub Oaks iron mine, Morris County, N. J., was mapped and sampled in 1955. The rare-earth minerals are mainly in coarse-grained magnetite ore and in pegmatite adjacent to it. Discrete bodies of rare-earth-bearing magnetite ore apparently follow the plunge of the main magnetite ore body at the north end of the mine. Radioactivity of the ore containing rare earths is about 0.2 to 0.6 milliroentgens per hour.
Date: 1959
Creator: Klemic, Harry; Heyl, Allen V., Jr.; Taylor, A. R. & Stone, Jerome
Item Type: Report
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Pegmatites of the Crystal Mountain District, Larimer County, Colorado

Description: From abstract: The Front Range of Colorado is composed chiefly of schists of the Idaho Springs formation of pre-Cambrian age which have been intruded by a variety of granitic batholiths. In the Crystal Mountain district the Mount Olympus granite, a satellite of Fuller's Longs Peak batholith, forms sills and essentially concordant multiple intrusions in quartz-mica schist that dips southward at moderate to steep angles. A great number of pegmatites accompanied and followed the intrusion of the sills and formed concordant and discordant bodies in schist and granite.
Date: 1955
Creator: Thurston, William R.
Item Type: Report
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

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.
Item Type: Report
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Results of Core Drilling of Uranium-Bearing Lignite Deposits in Harding and Perkins Counties, South Dakota, and Bowman County, North Dakota

Description: Purpose: The main objective of the Dakota core drilling program was to determine reserves of uraniferous lignite based on chemical uranium and spectrographic determinations from unweathered samples, particularly from those areas where surface sampling of the beds during the previous field season indicated that significant deposits of uranium-bearing lignite might be present. A secondary objective was to obtain fresh samples and to measure the radioactivity of the overlying Oligocene White River and Miocene Arikaree formations from which the uranium in lignite is believed to have been derived.
Date: October 1952
Creator: Zeller, Howard D.
Item Type: Report
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Relation of Uranium to Hypogene Mineral Zoning in the Front Range Mineral Belt, Colorado

Description: From abstract: Many of the mining districts of the Colorado Front Range mineral belt contain mesothermal sulfide ores that exhibit a zonal distribution. Present data indicate that in most of the zoned districts pitchblende and/or secondary uranium minerals are most abundant in a transition zone between central areas containing predominantly pyritic gold ores and peripheral areas containing dominantly lead-zinc-silver deposits. Copper in the form of chalcopyrite is also probably more abundant in the transition zone than in adjacent zones.
Date: August 1955
Creator: Wallace, S. R.; Leonard, B. F. & Campbell, Russell H.
Item Type: Report
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Results of Diamond Drilling and Geologic Investigation of the Shirley May (Garo) Uranium Deposit, Park County, Colorado

Description: From abstract: The Shirley May (Garo) uranium deposit near Garo, Park County, Colo. , consists of tyuyamunite and carnotite that occur as disseminations and as fracture fillings in three beds of medium- to coarse-grained sandstone. The sandstones are in the Maroon formation of Permian age, This deposit was explored by means of 12 core-drill holes, totalling 2,003 feet.
Date: November 1952
Creator: Wilmarth, V. R. & Smith, L. E.
Item Type: Report
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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.
Item Type: Report
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Geology of the High Climb Pegmatite, Custer County, South Dakota

Description: From abstract: The High Climb pegmatite, Custer County. S. Dak., belongs to the series of pegmatitic and granitic rocks that characterize the Harney Peak region of the southern Black Hills. It intrudes pre-CamInbriani metamorphic rocks consisting chiefly of quartz-mica schist. Along part of the pegmatite contact the country rock has been altered to a tourmaline-rich schist.
Date: 1955
Creator: Sheridan, Douglas M.
Item Type: Report
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department