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Possible Test Sites in Granitic Rocks in the United States

Description: Introduction: This report describes areas of granitic rocks suitable for underground nuclear tests within Federally-controlled land in the continental limits of the United States. This information was requested of the U. S. Geological Survey by the Albuquerque Operations Office of the U. S. Atomic Energy Commission, and was compiled during March 1959 by D. C. Alvord, W. J. Carr, P. M. Hanshaw, S. P. Kanizay, C. S. Robinson, R. W. Schnabel, J. A. Sharps, and C. T. Wrucke.
Date: July 1959
Creator: Alvord, Donald C.; Carr, Wilfred James; Hanshaw, Penelope M.; Kanizay, Stephen P.; Robinson, Charles Sherwood; Schnabel, Robert W. et al.
Item Type: Report

Geology of the Marble Exploration Hole 4, Nevada Test Site, Nye County, Nevada

Description: from Introduction: This report summarizes the information obtained during preparation of the lithologic log of the core and presents results of chemical analyses of marble samples collected from surface near the drill hole. The report was prepared by the U.S. Geological Survey on behalf of the Albuquerque Operations Office, U.S. Atomic Energy Commission.
Date: October 1959
Creator: McKeown, F. A. & Wilmarth, V. R.
Item Type: Report

Geological Survey Investigations in the U12b.01 Tunnel, Nevada Test Site

Description: from Introduction: This report includes a brief description of the stratigraphy and structure, and data on petrology, mineralogy, and chemical and physical properties of the rocks that are exposed in the U12b.01 tunnel of the U12b (Rainier) tunnel system.
Date: March 1959
Creator: Diment, William H.; Wilmarth, V. R.; McKeown, F. A.; Dickey, D. D.; Botinelly, Theodore; Hinrichs, E. Neal. et al.
Item Type: Report

Salt at Shallow Depths in the Coastal Plain of Texas and Louisiana

Description: from Introduction: Salt occurs at depths less than 500 feet in six salt domes in Texas and Louisiana (fig. 1). Underground mining operations are being carried out in each of these domes. The following notes have been prepared in an effort to furnish data regarding chemical composition and structure of the rock salt in the shallow deposits.
Date: April 1959
Creator: Read, Charles B.
Item Type: Report

Tectonic Map of Western North Dakota Showing the Distribution of Uranium Deposits

Description: from Introduction: A tectonic map for the northern part of the Cordilleran Foreland / is being compiled to aid in establishing the geologic setting of uranium deposits within the region and to determine relationships, if any, that exist between the distribution of uranium deposits and the regional tectonic pattern (Osterwald, 1955).
Date: January 1956
Creator: Osterwald, Frank W.
Item Type: Report

Tectonic Map of Western Nebraska and Northwestern Kansas Showing the Distribution of Uranium Occurrences

Description: from Introduction: The Cordilleran Foreland (King. 1951, p. 58-62; Horberg and others, 1949, p. 192194) forms a broad north-south belt, parallel to and east of the Cordilleran geanticline (fig. 1), in which the predominant geologic structure is a series of anticlinal mountains and broad asymmetric basins that contrast sharply with the folds and overthrusts related to the Cordilleran geanticline. A tectonic map of most of the Cordilleran Foreland (fig. 2) is being compiled as an aid to study the geologic setting of uranium deposits within the region, and to determine what relationships may exist between the distribution of uranium deposits and the regional tectonic pattern (Osterwald, 1955). The map will show the distribution of faults, uranium deposits, areas of volcanic activity, and crestlines and troughs of folds.
Date: May 1956
Creator: Osterwald, Frank W. & Dean, Basil G.
Item Type: Report

Chromite Deposits in Central Part Stillwater Complex, Sweet Grass County, Montana

Description: From abstract: The chromite deposits of the central part of the Stillwater complex lie in a belt 9 miles long between the valleys of Boulder River and the West Fork of the Stillwater River in Sweet Grass County, Mont. The chromite occurs as layers near the middle part of the ultramafic zone in the lower part of the complex. The layers, originally horizontal, have been tilted so that they dip northeastwards at angles ranging from nearly horizontal to nearly vertical, and are cut by many cross faults, the largest with a horizontal offset of 3,000 feet. Investigations by the United States Geological Survey and the United States Bureau of Mines have shown that in this belt there are 5 sections ranging in length from 850 to 3,800 feet along the strike where the continuity and grade of the chromite can be reasonably inferred.
Date: 1955
Creator: Howland, A. L.
Item Type: Report

Geology of the Mount Katmai Area, Alaska

Description: From abstract: The Mount Katmai area is on the Alaska Peninsula and comprises the Mount Katmai quadrangle, the Cape Douglas area of the adjoining Afognak quadrangle, and parts of the Karluk and Naknek quadrangles. The area, which includes nearly all the Katmai National Monument, is one of high relief and is drained by streams of preglacial origin. At least two ice advances are indicated by the moraine configuration. Present-day glaciation is restricted to numerous alpine glaciers in the mountain areas. Fifteen recently active volcanoes roughly form a line from Mount Douglas to Martin Mountain.
Date: 1959
Creator: Keller, A. Samuel & Reiser, Hillard N.
Item Type: Report

"Granite" Exploration Hole, Area 15, Nevada Test Site, Nye County, Nevada -- Interim Report: Part A, Structural, Petrographic, and Chemical Data

Description: from Introduction: The "Granite" exploration hole was core drilled to determine the character of the igneous rocks from the surface to a depth of 1,200 feet and the degree of structural anisotropism of the rock within 200 feet of a point 950 feet below the surface. This report summarizes the data on the structure, chemistry, petrology and alteration of the rocks exposed at the surface in the immediate vicinity of the drill site and in the core.
Date: July 1959
Creator: Houser, F. N. & Poole, F. G.
Item Type: Report

Preliminary Report on the Geology and Uranium Deposits at Temple Mountain and Green Vein Mesa, San Rafael Swell, Emery County, Utah

Description: from Abstract: In 1953 the U. S. Geological Survey started the present program of uranium investigations on behalf of the U. S. Atomic Energy Commission in the San Rafael Swell, Emery County, Utah. Two areas within the Swell were selected and studied; one in the vicinity of Temple Mountain and the other at Green Vein Mesa.
Date: August 1954
Creator: Witkind, Irving Jerome; Robeck, R. C.; Barton, W. R. & Izett, Glen Arthur
Item Type: Report

Electrical Resistivity Investigations on Holiday Mesa, San Juan County, Utah

Description: from Abstract: The purpose of this preliminary electrical resistivity investigation of Holiday Mesa, Monument Valley region, San Juan County, Utah, was to determine the feasibility of a detailed survey to delineate channels cut into the Moenkopi formation and filled with sediments of Shinarump conglomerate. These structures are in many places related to the localization of uranium ore.
Date: May 1954
Creator: Jackson, Wayne H.
Item Type: Report

Preliminary Analysis of Ore Distribution in the Gateway and Uravan districts, Mesa and Montrose counties, Colorado

Description: from Abstract: The distribution of the known uranium deposits of the Colorado Plateau is being analyzed in order 1) to test for systematic relationships between that pattern and geologic factors, 2) to help guide exploration, and 3) to appraise the potential ,esources of the region and of each of its component areas.
Date: April 1954
Creator: Strobell, J. D., Jr.; Sample, R. D.; Stephens, H. G. & Gilbert, Cynthia C.
Item Type: Report