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Earthquake Resistance of Earth and Rock-Fill Dams, Report 2: Analysis of Response of Rifle Gap Dam to Project Rulison Underground Nuclear Detonation

Description: Summary: The motion of Rifle Gap Dam was measured in September 1969 during the Project RULISON underground nuclear explosion. The observed response was then compared with the response computed in a mathematical model. Observed and computed responses were similar. From this study it appears that the mathematical models used are applicable to the design and analysis of soil structures, at least for ground motion intensities comparable to those observed at Rifle Gap Dam. (p. xi).
Date: June 1972
Creator: Ahlberg, James E.; Fowler, Jack & Heller, Lyman W.
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A Review of the Physical and Engineering Properties of Raw and Retorted Oil Shales from the Green River Formation: Final Report

Description: "This report summarizes published geotechnical properties of raw and retorted oil shales from the Green River Formation. Basic physical properties including gradation, specific gravity and Atterberg limits and engineering properties including compaction, permeability, settlement, soundness, and strength are summarized and discussed. Where appropriate, conclusions are drawn about the suitability of retorted oil shales as a geotechnical construction material. Appendix A discusses three retorting processes used to extract oil from oil shale" (abstract, para. 2-3).
Date: March 1978
Creator: Snethen, Donald; Farrell, Warren J. & Townsend, Frank C.
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Uranium Hydrogeochemical and Stream Sediment Reconnaissance of the Moab NTMS Quadrangle, Utah/Colorado, Including Concentrations of Forty-Three Additional Elements

Description: Partial abstract: "During the summers of 1976, 1977, and 1978, 442 water and 1755 sediment samples were collected from 1801 locations within the 19 400 km2 area of the Moab quadrangle, Utah and Colorado, by private contractors for the Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory. Water samples were collected from streams, springs, and wells; wet and dry sediment samples were collected both from stream channels and from springs. Each water sample was analyzed for 13 elements, including uranium, and each sediment sample was analyzed for 43 elements, including uranium, thorium, and vanadium. All field and analytical data are listed in the appendixes of this report" (p. 1).
Date: September 1979
Creator: Goff, Sue & Warren, Richard G.
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Reconnaissance Examinations of Copper Uranium Deposits West of the Colorado River

Description: Several relatively small copper-uranium deposits have been found in southwestern Utah along the contact of the Shinarump and Moenkopi formations of Triassic age, at least from the San Rafael Swell area of Emery County, southward through central and eastern Garfield County, southwestward into western Kane County, and westward into the southern part of Washington County.
Date: November 1950
Creator: Everhart, Donald L.
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Uranium Deposits in Southwestern Colorado Plateau

Description: Abstract: The southwestern part of the Colorado Plateau province was studied to test results from experimental simulation of Colorado Plateau type uranium deposits and to search out additional agents influencing uranium precipitation which might be investigated experimentally.
Date: August 1952
Creator: Bain, George W.
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Experimental Simulation of Plateau Type Uranium Deposits

Description: From abstract: Experimental simulation of Colorado Plateau type uranium deposits is divided into seven parts. The first three summarize the essential features of geological occurrence for the ores. The last four parts outline the results of experimental investigation arranged according to each geological group of features influencing mode of occurrence.
Date: January 1953
Creator: Bain, George W.
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Petrography, Mineralogy, and Reservoir Characteristics of the Upper Cretaceous Mesaverde Group in the East-Central Piceance Basin, Colorado

Description: From abstract: Three closely spaced wells drilled through the Upper Cretaceous Mesaverde Group and were extensively cored and logged in order to identify the factors controlling the occurrence and distribution of gas in low-permeability rocks and to improve recovery technology.
Date: 1989
Creator: Pitman, Janet K.; Pollastro, Richard M. & Spencer, Charles Winthrop
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Sedimentology, Mineralogy, Palynology, and Depositional History of Some Uppermost Cretaceous and Lowermost Tertiary Rocks Along the Utah Book and Roan Cliffs East of the Green River

Description: From abstract: This report analyzes the 4-5 million years of depositional history of the Upper Cretaceous Lower Tertiary Rocks along the Green River.
Date: 1990
Creator: Franczyk, Karen J.; Nichols, Douglas J. & Pitman, Janet K.
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Stratigraphy of the Mississippian System, South-Central Colorado and North-Central New Mexico

Description: From abstract: In the Sawatch, Mosquito and Front Ranges of central Colorado and the Sangre de Cristo Mountains of south-central Colorado, Tournaisian beds of the Mississippian Leadville Limestone overlie rocks of Early Mississippian and Late Devonian age. In the Sangre de Cristo Mountains in north-central New Mexico, the oldest beds are the Tournaisian (zone 9) Espiritu Santo Formation. In west-central New Mexico, in the Magdalena, Lemitar, and Ladron Mountains, the Kelly Limestone of Tournaisian and Visean age rests unconformably on Proterozoic metamorphic and igneous rocks. This report examines the stratigraphy of this area.
Date: 1992
Creator: Armstrong, Augustus K.; Mamet, Bernard L. & Repetski, John E.
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Stratigraphy, Structure, and Paleogeography of Pennsylvanian and Permian Rocks, San Juan Basin and Adjacent Areas, Utah, Colorado, Arizona, and New Mexico

Description: From introduction: The investigation described herein is a part of the USGS Evolution of Sedimentary Basins Program. This report concerns the Pennsylvanian and Permian stratigraphic framework, structural development, and paleogeography of the San Juan Basin.
Date: 1993
Creator: Huffman, A. Curtis, Jr. & Condon, Steven M.
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Surface Vitrinite Reflectance Study of the Uinta and Piceance Basins and Adjacent Areas, Eastern Utah and Western Colorado: Implications for the Development of Laramide Basins and Uplifts

Description: From abstract: A study of mean random vitrinite reflectance of surface and near-surface samples was conducted in western Colorado and eastern Utah in order to better understand the subsidence and thermal histories of the Laramide-age Uinta and Piceance basins and to estimate the the thickness of overburden removed from the two basins. The history of uplift on some of the adjacent Laramide uplifts were also studied.
Date: 1993
Creator: Johnson, Ronald Carl & Nuccio, Vito F.
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Middle Cretaceous Stratigraphy on the South and East Sides of the Uinta Basin, Northeastern Utah and Northwestern Colorado

Description: From abstract: Middle Cretaceous rocks (Aptian to Coniacian) on the south side of the Uinta Basin include the nonmarine Cedar Mountain Formation and Dakota Sandstone and the lower part of the overlying marine Mancos Shale. This report examines the rocks contained within this area of the basin.
Date: 1991
Creator: Molenaar, C. M. & Cobban, William Aubrey
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A Systematic Radioactivity Reconnaissance of Part of the North Gilpin County Mining District, Colorado

Description: From introduction: The purpose of the investigation was to attempt to correlate anomalous radioactivity and mineral distribution in a metal-mining district that shows a distinct areal pattern of distribution of vein types,
Date: September 1953
Creator: Campbell, Russell H. & Schafer, Max
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Uranium Occurrences in the Golden Gate Canyon and Ralston Creek Areas, Jefferson County, Colorado

Description: From abstract: Pitchblende, associated with base-metal sulfides, has been found at eight localities in the northern part of Jefferson County, Colo., in shear zones that cut pre-Cambrian metamorphic and igneous rocks, chiefly hornblende gneiss, biotite schist, and granite pegmatite. The pitchblende deposits, with one exception, are in major shear zones that contain vein-like bodies of carbonate-rich breccia. The breccia bodies range from 1 to 5 feet in thickness and are related probably to the Laramide faults, or "breccia reefs" of similar trend, mapped by Lovering and Goddard (1950).
Date: January 1953
Creator: Adams, John W.; Gude, Arthur J., III & Beroni, E. P.
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Preliminary Report on the Jo Reynolds Area, Lawson-Dumont District, Clear Creek County, Colorado

Description: From abstract: Pitchblende is known to occur in the Jo Reynolds deposit, which was primarily a lead-zinc-silver ore body. The reported production in 1919 of 8 tons of high-grade uranium ore, presumably from the lowest workings of the mine, is still unconfirmed but has a fair degree of credibility.
Date: March 1952
Creator: Harrison, Jack Edward & Leonard, B. F.
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Radioactivity in the Jo Reynolds Mine, Clear Creek County, Colorado

Description: From abstract: Eight tons of high grade pitchblende ore was sold from the Jo Reynolds mine near Lawson, Clear Creek County, Colo., in 1919. The pitchblende occurs with silver, lead, and zinc in carbonate-quartz veins cutting pre-Cambrian schist, granite gneiss, and granite.
Date: January 1951
Creator: King, Robert Ugstad
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Exploration of the Big Boulder Prospect, Larimer County, Colorado

Description: From introduction: The Big Boulder prospect is in SE 1/4 sec. 36, T.7N., R.,72W., in Tarimer County, Colorado. The prospect has been opened by four irregular trenches and shallow cuts, and a 10-foot discovery shaft. Hanley 1/4 states that 10.5 tons of beryl were produced from the Big Boulder prospect in 1936, and about 600 pounds in 1941.
Date: August 1950
Creator: Thurston, W. R.
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Carnotite Resources of the Legin Group Area, San Miguel County, Colorado

Description: From abstract: The Legin group area comprises five privately owned claims, nine Government claims, and some public land. The area is in parts of secs. 28 and 29, T. 43 N., R. 19 W., New Mexico principal meridian, San Miguel County, Colo. It is about 45 miles from the Government mill at Monticello, Utah, and 50 miles from the Vanadium Corporation of America mill at Naturita, Colo. The Legin group area has yielded a total production of more than 18,000 short tons of carnotite ore that averaged 0.32 percent U30 and 2.5 percent V 205 . Most of this production was accomplished during the years from 1935 to 1944, and from 1949 to October 1951.
Date: July 1952
Creator: Bell, Henry
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Occurrences of Uranium-Bearing Minerals in the St. Kevin District, Lake County, Colorado

Description: From abstract: Two hundred and seventy-one prospect pits, mine dumps, or mine workings within the Sugar Loaf-St. Kevin mining districts and vicinity, were tested for radioactivity by the U. S. Geological Survey in 1951 during six weeks of investigation on behalf of the Division of Raw Materials of the U. S. Atomic Energy Commission. One hundred and twenty-two weak radioactivity anomalies were found in the St. Kevin district and vicinity, and eight slight anomalies were noted in"-the Sugar Loaf district, which adjoins the St. Kevin district on the south, Most of the radioactivity anomalies were found in igneous and metamorphic rocks of pre=Cambrian age, but some were found in metalliferous veins of Tertiary age.
Date: May 1953
Creator: Pierson, Charles Thomas & Singewald, Q. D.
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The Climax Molybdenum Deposit, Colorado

Description: From abstract: The largest single metal-mining operation in the history of mining in Colorado has been developed at Climax, as a result of the increased use of molybdenum in the steel and other industries. Production of molybdenum at Climax was notable for a short period during the World War; it ceased from April 1919 to August 1924 but since then has shown a steady increase. In 1930 from 1,000 to 1,200 tons of ore was milled daily, using only one unit of the 2,000-ton mill. The mine has a reserve of broken ore sufficient to furnish 2,000 tons daily for 3 years and is being developed to continue to furnish this and a still further increased output as the use of the metal may warrant.
Date: 1933
Creator: Butler, B. S. & Vanderwilt, J. W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department