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Genesis of the Bokan Mountain, Alaska Uranium-Thorium Deposit

Description: From preface: This study was funded by the Department of Energy through Bendix Field Engineering Corporation subcontract 78-245-E dated September 20, 1978. The project is part of the National Uranium Resource Evaluation (NUBE) Program conducted by Bendix for the Department of Energy and is specifically part of an effort to geologically define and explain the significant occurrences of uranium throughout the world.
Date: January 1980
Creator: Thompson, Tommy B.; Lyttle, Thomas & Pierson, John R.
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Mining in the Fortymile District Alaska

Description: Introduction: At the end of the field season the writer visited the mining plants in the Fortymile district, and this paper, resulting from these examinations, is intended mainly to sketch the present progress of mining development in the district.
Date: 1930
Creator: Mertie, John Beaver, Jr.
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Stream Catalog of Eastern Section of Ketchikan Management District of Southeastern Alaska

Description: From abstract: This report contains information about part of Southeastern Alaska salmon streams is cataloged from the voluminous records of the Fisheries Research Institute of the University of Washington, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Alaska Salmon Industry, and Alaska Department of Fish and Game, and other agencies.
Date: April 1959
Creator: Martin, John Wilson
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Radioactivity in the "Okpilak" Gneissic Granite Mount Michelson Area, Northeastern Alaska

Description: The following report discusses radioactive results found in 4 samples of gneissic granite of 13 samples collected from the Mount Michelson area of northeastern Alaska. A mineralogic study of all heavy-mineral fractions having more than 0.01 percent equivalent uranium indicates that the radioactive material apparently is confined to biotite, which in one sample contains 1.19 percent uranium.
Date: January 1951
Creator: White, Max G.
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Stream Catalog of Southeastern Alaska, Regulatory District Nos. 3 and 4

Description: From introduction: The pink salmon of Southeastern Alaska are an important fishery resource that appear in more than 1,100 known spawning streams. Information on each stream is presented by a stream description and, when available, a map and escapement record.
Date: August 1963
Creator: Orrell, Russell F.; Rosier, Carl & Simpson, Lyle R.
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Notes on the Geology of the Alaska Peninsula and the Aleutian Islands

Description: Abstract: During the spring of 1932 an opportunity was offered by the United States Navy for a geologist to accompany an expedition organized to make a reconnaissance of the western part of Alaska Peninsula and the Aleutian Islands. This expedition visited several localities the geology of which was little known. It was found, as had already been expected, that the islands west of Unimak Pass are composed mainly of basic volcanic lavas and fragmental materials, into which have later been injected dikes, sills, and considerable masses of intrusive rocks, some of which are of acidic types and of granitic texture. These westward islands are bordered both to the north and south by depressions 2,000 fathoms or more in depth, and the islands have apparently been built up from that depth by the ejection and extrusion of volcanic materials since early Tertiary time. No rocks of proved pre-Tertiary age were seen, and the only sedimentary materials present may well have been derived from the erosion of the volcanic islands after they were built up above sea level. On the Alaska Peninsula pre-Tertiary sediments through which the volcanic materials broke to the surface are abundantly present. There is evidence that all the larger islands and the higher portions of the peninsula were severely glaciated during Pleistocene time. Each of the larger islands was the center of ice accumulation and dispersal, and the present topography, except upon recently active volcanic cones, shows strongly the effects of glacial sculpture.
Date: 1934
Creator: Capps, Stephen R.
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A Radiometric Traverse Along the Alaska Railroad

Description: Abstract: A sample of carnotite, thought to have been found in the Alaska Railroad belt, was assayed at the Fairbanks Assay Office in 1918, but the exact location from which the material had come was never determined. A "uranium" prospect, apparently unrelated to the carnotite occurrence, was recently staked 4 miles south of Healy. A radiometric traverse along the railroad was undertaken in 1950 in an effort to locate any possible deposits of radioactive material in the vicinity of the right-of-way: None were found.
Date: 1953
Creator: Moxham, Robert Morgan & West, Walter S.
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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.
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Critical and Strategic Minerals in Alaska: Tin, Tantalum, and Columbium

Description: Report issued by the U.S. Bureau of Mines discussing critical and strategic Alaskan minerals. As stated in the introduction, "this report presents findings from the second phase of the Bureau's critical and strategic minerals program in Alaska; it summarizes information on tin, tantalum, and columbium production, reserves, and occurrences" (p. 2). This report includes tables and a map.
Date: 1985
Creator: Warner, J. Dean
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An Alaskan Challenge: Native Village Sanitation

Description: This OTA assessment reviews the status of federal government efforts to provide safe sanitation to Alaskan Natives and the technologies that have been used or proposed for this purpose. Finally, the report examines the legislative and institutional setting for the waste sanitation problems, and the criteria that need to be applied in selecting and implementing new technologies.
Date: May 1994
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
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Reconnaissance for Radioactive Deposits in Selected Areas of the Lower Yukon-Kushkokwim Region, Alaska, 1952

Description: Report discussing the investigation of zeunerite-related radioactivity and molybdenite-related radioactivity occurrences in the lower Yukon-Kuskokwim region, Alaska. Discussion of the data, methods and purpose of investigation, and location of radiation are included.
Date: October 1953
Creator: West, Walter S.
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Trace Elements Reconnaissance in the Lower Coleen River Valley, Upper Yukon Division, Alaska

Description: Abstract: "The highest radioactivity value obtained in a traverse of shales in the Middle Paleozoic section of the lower Coleen River is 0.003 percent equivalent uranium. Traverses on pre-Cambrian schists at Rabbit Mountain were made with negative results."
Date: February 1950
Creator: White, M. G.
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Past Placer-Gold Production from Alaska

Description: "To the end of 1930 Alaska, according to the records of the Geological Survey, had produced placer gold to the value of $258,962,000 from mines widely scattered throughout its length and breadth. The distribution of the placers from which the gold was recovered has been stated in more or less detail in the annual summaries published by the Geological Survey on the mineral industry of Alaska and also in its more complete reports on many of the individual mining districts. Although these summaries and reports have furnished information regarding the larger regions, they have not always given specific details regarding the smaller districts. Furthermore, there has been no recent attempt to assemble and publish in one place the scattered statistics regarding the placer-gold production by years and by regions and districts. The purpose of the present report is to set forth in condensed but comprehensive form a summary of the placer-gold production of Alaska so far as it can be determined from the available official records."
Date: 1933
Creator: Smith, Philip S.
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Trace Elements Reconnaissance on the South Fork of Quartz Creek, Northeastern Seward Peninsula, Alaska

Description: Abstract: Two uranium-bearing minerals, uranothorianite and thorite (?), were found in the stream gravels of the main branch of the South Fork of Quartz Creek, a tributary of the Kiwalik River. Although the bedrock source of the minerals was not located, the radioactive material was traced in slope wash well above the stream gravel. A detailed investigation of the area with more sensitive counters might reveal the source of the minerals and localities where the minerals are sufficiently concentrated to be minable.
Date: May 1950
Creator: Killeen, P. L. & White, Max Gregg
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Reconnaissance for a Uranothorianite-Bearing Lode in the Vicinity of the Headwaters of the Peace River, Candle Quadrangle, Seward Peninsula, Alaska

Description: From abstract: Reconnaissance in 1947 found uranothorianite and gummite associated with copper sulfides, iron oxides, molybdenite, gold, silver, bismuth, and thorite in placers of a headwater tributary of the Peace River in the eastern part of the Seward Peninsula, Alaska. Brief radiometric reconnaissance early in the summer of 1952 failed to locate the bedrock source of the radioactive minerals at the head of the Peace River, primarily because of the shielding-effect of widespread tundra cover. The samples obtained in 1952 indicate the presence of galena, sphalerite, pyrrhotite, covellite, and fluorite in addition to the minerals reported in the results of the 1947 reconnaissance.
Date: June 1952
Creator: West, Walter S.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Radioactivity and Mineralogy of Placer Concentrates from the Wiseman and Chandalar Districts, Upper Yukon Region, Northeastern Alaska

Description: From introduction: The purpose of this report is to present the results of the radiometric and mineralogic study of 19 samples from the Wiseman and Chandalar districts which are available in the Geological Survey's Alaskan collections. This work was done on behalf of the Division of Raw Materials of the U. S. Atomic Energy Commission.
Date: 1952
Creator: White, Max Gregg
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department