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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

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.

Geology of Devils Tower National Monument, Wyoming

Description: From abstract: Devils Tower is a steep-sided mass of igneous rock that rises above the surrounding hills and the valley of the Belle Fourche River in Crook County, Wyo. It is composed of a crystalline rock, classified as phonolite porphyry, that when fresh is gray but which weathers to green or brown. Vertical joints divide the rock mass into polygonal columns that extend from just above the base to the top of the Tower.
Date: 1956
Creator: Robinson, Charles Sherwood

Geology of Eocene Rocks and Oil Yields of Green River Oil Shales on Part of Kinney Rim, Washakie Basin, Wyoming

Description: Report issued by the Bureau of Mines discussing the geology and oil-yield of the Green River in the Washakie Basin, Wyoming. Evaluations of the geology and oil-shale resources of the area are presented. This report includes tables, maps, illustrations, and photographs.
Date: 1973
Creator: Trudell, Laurence G.; Roehler, Henry W. & Smith, John Ward

Gravity and Aeromagnetic Studies of the Powder River Basin and Surrounding Areas, Southeastern Montana, Northeastern Wyoming, and Western South Dakota

Description: From abstract: This report contains complete Bouguer anomaly, isostatic residual anomaly, and horizontal gradient anomaly gravity maps of the Powder River Basin and surrounding areas in southeastern Montana, northeastern Wyoming, and western South Dakota were compiled using gravity data from 21,528 stations. A total-intensity anomaly aeromagnetic map with 3 mile spaced east-west flight-lines is also presented. Also included is an analysis of these maps and data, focusing on gravity and aeromagnetic studies.
Date: 1994
Creator: Robbins, Stephen L.

Investigation of Sublette Ridge Vanadium Deposit, Lincoln County, Wyoming

Description: Report issued by the Bureau of Mines over studies conducted on vanadium deposits in Lincoln County. As noted in the introduction, "the following report covers the history of the district, outlines the physical features and communications, mentions the property, and notes the ownership. The deposits and ore are described, and work performed by the Bureau of Mines is explained in detail" (p. 1). This report includes tables, and maps.
Date: June 1949
Creator: Allsman, Paul T.; Majors, Forest H.; Mahoney, Stanford R. & Young, W. A.

Investigations of Salt River Vanadium Deposits, Lincoln County, Wyoming

Description: Report issued by the Bureau of Mines over studies conducted on the vanadium deposits of Lincoln County, Wyoming. As stated in the introduction, "the work performed by the Bureau of Mines is explained in detail and supplemented with plans, sections, and a complete set of sample analyses. Proposed mining methods are discussed, and metallurgical tests are outlined" (p. 2). This report includes tables, maps, and illustrations.
Date: August 1949
Creator: Allsman, Paul T.; Majors, Forest H.; Mahoney, Stanford R. & Young, W. A.

Laramie Sponge-Iron Pilot Plant

Description: Report issued by the Bureau of Mines over studies conducted on the pilot plant in Laramie County, Wyoming. As stated in the introduction, "the purpose of this report is to record information derived from recent experimental work that had as its objective the development and demonstration of one method of producing sponge iron" (p. 2). This report includes tables, illustrations, and photographs.
Date: September 1948
Creator: Johnston, T. L. & Mahan, W. M.

Life Zone Investigations in Wyoming

Description: Characterizes five transcontinental life zones in Wyoming; defines their extent and limits; lists mammal, breeding bird, reptile, amphibian, and plant species; and provides notes on distribution and abundance of trees observed during the survey.
Date: October 3, 1917
Creator: Cary, Merritt

Longwall Gate Road Stability in a Steeply Pitching Thick Coal Seam with a Weak Roof

Description: The U.S. Bureau of Mines (USBM) conducted ground pressure analysis of a wide abutment-type chain pillar in a two-entry gate road of a Western U.S. coal mine with an extremely weak immediate roof. About 15 m of fragile, low-strength mudstone lies between the seam and the lowest competent roof member. Three- and two-entry gate road designs with several pillar sizes and various secondary support systems have been employed to improve tailgate-entry stability, with varying results. This report discusses gate road layout and performance and secondary support effectiveness. The results of the pillar pressure study are compared to pillar loading predicted by a widely used pillar design method and to similar studies in other mines. A stability evaluation of the most recent longwall headgate, using the USBM Analysis of Longwall Pillar Stability (ALPS) method, indicates marginal stability in first-panel mining and instability in second-panel mining. The ALPS method and the USBM Coal Mine Roof Rating system are used to evaluate tailgate-mining stability of the previous gate roads and to determine pillar and entry width and top coal thickness criteria for tailgate stability in future panels.
Date: 1995
Creator: Barron, Lance R. & DeMarco, Matthew J.

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.

Magnetite and Ilmenite Resources, Iron Mountain Area, Albany County, Wyoming

Description: Report issued by the U.S. Bureau of Mines discussing magnetite and ilmenite mining methods and practices. As stated in the introduction, "this report summarizes the exploration of the titaniferous iron deposits in the Iron Mountain area, Albany County, Wyo." (p. 1). This report includes maps, tables, illustrations, and photographs.
Date: 1961
Creator: Dow, Vernon T.

[Marysvale Region Study], Annual Report: June 30, 1953-April 1, 1954, Part 1

Description: First part of an annual report describing studies conducted by researchers at Columbia University to surveyuranium mineralization in the Marysvale, Utah region: "Part I deals with field studies and mineralogical data derived from the laboratory examination of suites collected during the previous summer" (p. 5).
Date: April 1954
Creator: Kerr, Paul F.; Lapham, Davis M.; Bodine, Marc W., Jr.; Hamilton, P. K. & Bethke, Philip Martin