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Uranium-Bearing Sandstone in the White River Badlands, Pennington County, South Dakota

Description: From abstract: The uranium mineral uranocircite, a barium uranyl phosphate, occurs in a sandstone channel in the Chadron formation of Oligocene age in the White River Badlands, Pennington County, S. Dak. A vertical section of the basal 1-foot of the channel contains 0. 25 percent uranium. There are also small amounts of metatyuyamunite (?) in the upper part of a freshwater lime stone bed in the Chadron formation and carnotite in chalcedony veins in the overlying Brule formation, also of Oligocene age.
Date: April 1954
Creator: Moore, George W. & Levish, Murray
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department