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Recent Discoveries of Radioactive Carbonaceous Shale, Sandoval County, New Mexico

Description: Introduction: During the course of geologic reconnaissance on the west flank of the Sierra Nacimiento near La Ventana Mesa, Sandoval County, N. Mex., several outcrops of carbonaceous material in the Dakota sandstone and the Gibson coal member of the Mesaverde formation have been examined and estimated to contain as much as 0.03 percent equivalent uranium. These outcrops are in an area that is an extension of the La Ventana Mesa area.
Date: January 1952
Creator: Read, Charles B.