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Reconnaissance of the Lower Chinle Along the Colorado River Between the Moab and Dewey Bridges, Grand County, Utah

Description: Abstract: The sandstones and conglomerates contained in the Shinarump conglomerate stratigraphic level in the area along Colorado River between the Moab and Dewey bridges have been assigned to the lower Chinle. One small anomaly was located, but no favorable radioactive areas were found. Gray-green mudstone and siltstone zones and carbonated material are absent.
Date: October 4, 1954
Creator: Rogers, K. J.
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Mineral Resources of the Negro Bill Canyon Wilderness Study Area, Grand County, Utah

Description: Abstract: The Negro Bill Canyon (UT-060-138) Wilderness Study Area is in southeastern Utah in Grand County southeast of Arches National Monument and covers 7,620 acres. No mineral resources are identified in the study area. Lode mining claims cover the western part of the Negro Bill Canyon Wilderness Study Area; there are no patented claims in the study area. The mineral resource potential for gypsum, potash, halite, and bentonite on the surface and in the subsurface beneath the wilderness study area is high. The energy and mineral resource potential for oil, gas, carbon dioxide, uranium and vanadium on the surface and beneath the wilderness study area is moderate. The potential for helium gas, geothermal sources, and metals other than uranium and vanadium is low.
Date: 1990
Creator: Bartsch-Winkler, Susan; Case, James E. & Barton, Harlan N.
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Interim Report on Exploration in the Yellow Cat Area, Grand County, Utah

Description: From introduction: This report summarizes the results of diamond-drill and wagon-drill exploration by the U. S. Geological Survey in the Yellow Cat area from October 9, 1951, to May 22, 1952. The Yellow Cat area is about 10 miles southeast of Thompsons, Grand County, Utah. It is accessable by two graded roads which leave U. S. Highway 50 at points 5 miles east of Thompsons and 7 miles west of Cisco, Utah. A sampling plant and purchasing depot, belonging to the United States Vanadium Co., is at Thompsons. The explored ground includes about 8 square miles principally in T. 22 S., R. 22 E., and the northern part of T. 23 S., R. 22 E., Salt Lake meridian (fig. 1). Altitudes in the area range from about 4, 600 feet to 5, 100 feet (datum is assumed but is approximately correct), and the relief is moderate.
Date: September 1952
Creator: Alvord, Donald C.
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Mineral Resources of the Desolation Canyon, Turtle Canyon, and Floy Canyon Wilderness Study Areas, Carbon, Emery, and Grand Counties, Utah

Description: From abstract: In 1985, 1986, and 1988, the U.S. Bureau of Mines and the U.S. Geological Survey studied the Desolation Canyon (UT-060-068A), Turtle Canyon (UT-060-067), and Floy Canyon (UT-060-068B) Wilderness Study Areas, which are contiguous and located in Carbon, Emery, and Grand Counties in eastern Utah. The study areas include 242,000 acres, 33,690 acres, and 23,140 acres respectively. Coal deposits underlie the Desolation Canyon, Turtle Canyon, and Floy Canyon study areas.
Date: 1990
Creator: Cashion, William B.; Kilburn, James E.; Barton, Harlan N. & Kulik, Dolores M.
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Criteria for Outlining Areas Favorable for Uranium Deposits in Parts of Colorado and Utah

Description: Abstract: Most of the uranium deposits in the Uravan and Gateway mining districts are in the persistent upper sandstone stratum of the Salt Wash member of the Morrison formation. Areas in which this stratum is predominantly lenticular have been differentiated from areas in which the stratum is predominantly nonlenticular. The most favorable ground for uranium deposits is in areas of lenticular sandstone where the stratum is underlain by continuous altered greenish-gray mudstone. Ore is localized in scour-and-fill sandstone beds within favorable areas of lenticular sandstone. Regional control of the movement of ore-bearing solutions in the principal ore-bearing sandstone zone is indicated by belts of discontinuously altered mudstone transitional in a northerly and southerly direction from an area of unaltered mudstone to areas of continuously altered mudstone ; and an area of unaltered mudstone in which no ore deposits are found and an increase in size, number, and grade of ore deposits from areas of discontinuously altered to continuously altered mudstone. Discrete regional patterns of ore deposits and altered mudstone are associated with Tertiary structures; where these structures and favorable host rocks occur in juxtaposition, regional controls appear to have localized ore deposits.
Date: 1955
Creator: McKay, E. J.
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Mineral Resources of the Behind the Rocks Wilderness Study Area, Grand and San Juan Counties, Utah

Description: Abstract: The Behind the Rocks Wilderness Study Area (UT-060-140A) consists of 12,635 acres in Grand and San Juan Counties, Utah. The study area has inferred subeconomic resources of potash and halite in the subsurface, and sandstone on the surface. The study area has high potential for undiscovered resources of oil and gas, low potential for undiscovered uranium, copper, vanadium, gold, silver, other metals, and geothermal energy, and unknown potential for the rare-earth mineral, braitschite. There is no resource potential for potash or halite (beyond the previously mentioned inferred resources) or for coal.
Date: 1988
Creator: Patterson, Charles G.; Toth, Margo I. & Case, James E.
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Analyses of Coals in the United States with Descriptions of Mine and Field Samples Collected between July 1, 1904 and June 30, 1910 Part 2. Descriptions of Samples

Description: From Introduction: "This volume contains the descriptions of the samples whose analyses are published in the preceding volume, Part I of this bulletin. The descriptions have been compiled from the notebooks of the persons who collected the samples, have been condensed from accounts given in published reports of the United States Geological Survey, or have furnished by the collection themselves. Inasmuch as the descriptions represent the work of many persons during a period of six years, and inasmuch as they were recorded under widely differing conditions, they necessarily vary in fullness detail."
Date: 1913
Creator: Lord, N. W.
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Analyses of Coals in the United States with Descriptions of Mine and Field Samples Collected between July 1, 1904 and June 30, 1910: Part 1. -- Analyses

Description: From Significance and value of Analyses of Coal: "The analyses published in this report cover samples of coal collected in many different parts of the country with unusual care by experiences men, in such manner as to make them representative of extensive beds of coal."
Date: 1913
Creator: Lord, N. W.
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Reconnaissance of the Geohydrology of the Moab-Monticello Area Western Paradox Basin, Grand and San Juan Counties, Utah

Description: From introduction: The purpose of this report is to define surface-water and ground-water hydrology of the Moab-Monticello area in sufficient detail to be part of the data base to determine the feasibility of storing nuclear waste in salt deposits associated with salt anticlines. The investigation primarily used existing data and reports, with minor supplementation from reconnaissance inventories and measurements.
Date: 1983
Creator: Weir, J. E., Jr.; Maxfield, E. Blair & Hart, I. M.
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Exploration for Uranium-Vanadium Deposits in the Beaver Mesa Area: Mesa County, Colorado, and Grand County, Utah

Description: Report discussing the U.S. Geological Survey's exploration aimed at locating uranium-vanadium deposits of the Beaver Mesa area. The report provides information regarding the geology of the area, uranium-vanadium deposits, the U.S. Geological Survey's exploration, reserves, and plans/recommendations.
Date: August 1956
Creator: Eicher, L. J.
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Geology of the Shinarump No.1 Uranium Mine, Seven Mile Canyon Area, Grand County, Utah

Description: Report discussing a geological study that took place from January 1952 - April 1953 to determine the habits, ore controls, and possible origins of the uranium deposit of the Shinarump No. 1 mine, which is located approximately 12 miles northwest of Moab, Utah.
Date: October 1953
Creator: Finch, W. I.
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Geology of Carnotite-Bearing Sandstone in the Uravan and Gateway Districts, Montrose and Mesa Counties, Colorado, and Grand County, Utah

Description: From Introduction: "In the Uravan and Gateway districts, the general character of the bedding in the ore-bearing sandstone and amount of alteration in associated mudstones, and the relation of these to each other, are the features most useful as large-scale guides. This report describes these features and their distribution, as well as some other significant geologic characteristics of the ore-bearing sandstone."
Date: January 1953
Creator: McKay, E. J.
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The Effect of Uranium-Vanadium Deposits on the Vegetation of the Colorado Plateau

Description: Report discussing a study on "the relation of plants to carnotite deposits in several districts of the Colorado Plateau...Basic geobotanical studies were made largely in the Yellow Cat district, near Thompson, Grand County, Utah."
Date: October 1951
Creator: Cannon, Helen L.
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