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The Flat Top Uranium Mine, Grants, New Mexico

Description: From introduction: To improve understanding of uranium mineralization of the Todilto Limestone of Late Jurassic age in the Grants district, New Mexico, the mines active in 1957 were reviewed to determine the major types of deposits. A representative example of each type was selected and mapped in great detail to establish a prototype. It was hoped that the analysis of prototypes might shed considerable light on the mineralization process and aid evaluation of other deposits by offering a standard of comparison.
Date: October 1970
Creator: Gabelman, John W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

USAEC Airborne Radiometric Reconnaissance in Arizona, California, Nevada and New Mexico, 1953 to 1956

Description: From introduction: This is one of a series of three reports on airborne radioactivity surveys in the United States. The reports contain the 185 airborne anomaly maps issued by the U. S. Atomic Energy Commission as a result of the AEC's aerial surveying program conducted from March 1952 to June 1956; two ground reconnaissance maps of Utah also are included. Most of the reconnaissance was done in the western United States.
Date: August 1966
Creator: Grand Junction Office, AEC
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

USAEC Airborne Radiometric Reconnaissance in Arkansas, Colorado, Montana, Texas and Utah, 1952 to 1955

Description: From introduction: This is one of a series of three reports on airborne radioactivity surveys in the United States. The reports contain the 185 airborne anomaly maps issued by the U. S. Atomic Energy Commission as a result of the AEC's aerial surveying program conducted from March 1952 to June 1956; two ground reconnaissance maps of Utah also are included. Most of the reconnaissance was done in the western United States.
Date: August 1966
Creator: Grand Junction Office, AEC
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

USAEC Airborne Radiometric Reconnaissance in South Dakota and Wyoming, 1952 to 1955

Description: From introduction: This is one of a series of three reports on airborne radioactivity surveys in the United States. The reports contain the 185 airborne anomaly maps issued by the U. S. Atomic Energy Commission as a result of the AEC's aerial surveying program conducted from March 1952 to June 1956; two ground reconnaissance maps of Utah also are included. Most of the reconnaissance was done in the western United States.
Date: August 1966
Creator: Grand Junction Office, AEC
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Vilcabamba Uranium Deposits, Cuzco Department, Peru

Description: Abstract: In 1957 uranium was discovered in the Vilcabamba district on the north flank of the Cordillera Vilcabamba, part of the Cordillera Oriental. This district contains principally small copper-nickel veins. Small lenses of uraninite occur in calcite veins cutting Permian Copacabana limestone. Uranium is most abundant marginal to centers of strongest copper-nickel mineralization. Leaching and oxidation are virtually absent because of Pleistocene glaciation. Four separate areas in which uranium has been identified are Huamanapi, Calderon, Minasmayo, and Negrillas. The Puntarayoc area, near Pampaconas, is considered a separate district. The deposits have been tested by trenching, drilling, and sampling concurrently with geologic reconnaissance mapping of the surrounding region.
Date: October 1962
Creator: Gabelman, John W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Uranium in Peru

Description: Introduction: From the inception of the effort to utilize atomic energy Perú has been of interest as a possible source of radioactive raw materials because of its great variety and abundance of metals. Because of this and a desire at that time to develop additional supplies of uranium, a cooperative program to search for uranium deposits was initiated in 1953 by the Junta and the USAEC.
Date: January 1, 1962
Creator: Gabelman, John W. & Beard, Raymond R.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Reconnaissance for Uranium in the Chanaral-Taltal area, Provinces of Antofagasta and Atacama, Chile

Description: Abstract: In the Chañaral-Taltal area of northern Chile irregular replacement type iron deposits are especially well developed along a somewhat radioactive lithologic belt in andesite volcanic rocks and Cretaceous dioretic intrusions to the east of the Atacama fault, a prominent shear zone.
Date: December 1961
Creator: Bowes, William A.; Knowles, Paul H.; Moraga B., Aldo & Serrano C., Mario
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Reconnaissance for Uranium in the San Pedro de Atacama and Laco areas, Province of Antofagasta, Chile

Description: Abstract: A reconnaissance for uranium in and a general geologic study of the San Pedro de Atacama and Laco areas of nothern Chile disclosed no significant radioactivity in the Laco area, but near San Pedro de Atacama slight anomalies were detected in limey silts of the San Pedro formation.
Date: December 1961
Creator: Knowles, Paul H.; Bowes, William A.; Serrano C., Mario & Moraga B., Aldo
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Hydrogeochemical Reconnaissance for Uranium in the Stanley Area, South-Central Idaho

Description: Introduction: The purpose of this project was to: (1) investigate the applicability of hydrogrochemical techniques to uranium exploration in the Stanley area; and (2) make a hydrogeochemical reconnaissance survey of the Basin Creek mining district and surrounding area as a step toward evaluation of the uranium potential.
Date: July 1961
Creator: Illsley, Charles T.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Reconnaissance for Uranium in the Tocopilla area, Province of Antofagasta, Chile

Description: Abstract: In September-October 1958 a six-day reconnaissance in the Tocopilla area, Antofagasta Province, Chile, was made by members of the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission and the Instituto de Investigaciones Geológicas de Chile for the purpose of evaluating reported uranium occurrences.
Date: February 1959
Creator: Bowes, William A.; Knowles, Paul H.; C., Mario Serrano & S., Rudolfo Grüenwald
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Geology of the Uranium Deposits of the Lukachukai Mountains Area Apache County, Arizona

Description: Abstract: In a study of the comparative importance of sedimentary and tectonic ore controls and in search of data bearing on the origin of the deposits, ten mines in the Lukachukai Mountains, Apache County, Arizona were examined in detail. All commercial deposits in the area are in the Salt Wash Member of the Morrison Formation of Jurassic age. The ore bodies are elongate and horizontally lenticular in shape and consist of one or more ore pockets surrounded or separated by protore. The composite length of ore bodies consisting of two or more ore pockets separated by subore grade material ranges up to 1,100 feet; individual ore pockets range up to 350 feet in length. Elongation is usually at least three times the width and is parallel to paleostream depositional trends measured in and near the ore bodies. Claystone and/or siltstone units nearly always underlie and frequently overlie the host sandstone units. Ore occurs most frequently in trough-type, cross-stratified sandstone which fills scours and channels in the underlying claystone units. Lithofacies maps and mine mapping show that ore bodies are restricted to areas of rapid lateral color change which in general are also areas of rapid change in the ratio of mudstone to sandstone. Most ore bodies are located on the southwest flank of the Chuska syncline within a broad belt which trends nearly north-south across the southeast end of the Lukachukai Mountains. It is suggested that a set of shear joints served as vertical channelways for the distribution of migrating uraniferous ground water. Location of the ore belt is apparently controlled by the intersection of these shear joints and particularly favorable facies of the Salt Wash Member.
Date: September 1958
Creator: Nestler, Ronald K. & Chenoweth, William L.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Geology and Uranium Deposits of the Carrizo Mountains Area Apache County, Arizona and San Juan County, New Mexico

Description: Although uranium gas first discovered in the Carrizo Mountains area in 1918, the ores were not developed until 1942. They have, however, been mined continuously since that time. Formations in the area range from the Pernian Cutler through the Cretaceous Mancos shale, and all are intruded by a dioritic laccolith and its related dikes. The older structures, which include the Defiance Uplift, the San Juan Basin, and the Four Corners Platform are somewhat disrupted by the effects of the intrusion. A number of mines are described and mineralogical and geochemical studies made are outlined. The primary uranium mineral is unknown, but the chief uranium ore-mineral is the secondary mineral, tyuyamunite. It is concluded that there is at least minor structural control of the ore bodies along sedimentary trends and joints, and that all ore bodies of 500 tons or more are on the Defiance monocline or its extensions. The uranium may have been syngenetic in the sediments, and redistributed by solutions or, more likely, that it rose vertically in hydrothermal solutions from the local intrusive bodies.
Date: August 1958
Creator: Hershey, Robert E.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Geology and Uranium Deposits of the Carrizo Mountains Area Apache County, Arizona and San Juan County, New Mexico

Description: From Purpose, Scope, and Methods: The objective of this study was an evaluation of resources of the Carrizo Mountains area. Four factors: distribution of ore bodies, relation of uranium to the host rock, relation of ore to structure, and circumstances that might precipitate uranium were studied in search of data bearing on manner of distribution of ore, the time and causes of deposition, and the probable source of the uranium-bearing solutions.
Date: August 1958
Creator: Hershey, Robert E.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Airborne Reconnaissance Project, Ruby Range and Sweetwater Basin, Montana

Description: Abstract: A low-level airborne radioactivity survey of parts of Beaverhead and Madison Counties in southwestern Montana was undertaken from June 6 to October 14, 1955. Flying centered around the Ruby Range-Sweetwater Basin area and concentrated on the Precambrian metamorphic complex and Tertiary lake-bed sediments. No commercial uranium deposits were discovered, and no extensions were found of the few known small occurrences. Five areas of high background detected through the survey were investigated on the ground.
Date: April 1958
Creator: Pruitt, Robert G., Jr. & Magleby, Dan N.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Uranium-Vanadium Deposits of the Cottonwood Wash Mining Area: San Juan County, Utah

Description: Introduction: This study was made in conjunction with a core drilling program designed to trace ore trends from existing mines eastward under deeper cover. The exploration drilling covered an area of about 1 square mile. The results of previous drilling by the Commission, which covered an additional 10 square miles, have been incorporated in this report.
Date: March 1958
Creator: Pitman, R. K. & Gross, E. B.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Uranium Occurrences of Gila County, Arizona

Description: From purpose and scope: This report is designed to summarize the available information on the geology and ore reserves of the uranium deposits. Detailed geological work has been confined largely to those areas which contain the more promising uranium occurrences with at least 80 percent of such work being concentrated in the Sierra Ancha district.
Date: October 1957
Creator: Schwartz, Roland J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Notes on the Relationship of Uranium Mineralization and Rhyolite in the Marysvale Area, Utah

Description: From abstract: A study, consisting of field and laboratory work, was undertaken in an endeavor to establish possible structural mineralization controls associated with the copper-uranium occurrences in the Willaha area, Coconino County, Arizona. Uranium mineralization, apparent at present, is localized along small fissures and vugs and in certain beds and lenses of the middle member of the Kaibab formation(Permian). It is associated with copper and iron oxide staining. Though no definite ore controls were disclosed by this study, at least a limited program of shallow drilling is warranted on the property. This sub-surface exploration should determine possible extensions of known mineralized areas, explore surface radiometric anomalies, and provide data for the determination of possible guides to ore. Deeper exploration may encounter mineralization in other horizons of the Kaibab limestone.
Date: February 1957
Creator: Gilbert, Ray E.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Reconnaissance for Uranium in the Uinta Basin of Colorado and Utah

Description: Abstract: Weak uranium mineralization is widespread throughout the Uinta Basin of northeastern Utah and northwestern Colorado, in rocks ranging in age from Permian to Eocene. No commercial ore bodies are known, although formations there have characteristics elsewhere considered favorable for ore deposition.
Date: January 1957
Creator: Noble, E. A. & Annes, E. C.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Geology of Uranium Deposits in Tertiary Lake Sediments of Southwestern Yavapai County, Arizona

Description: From purpose and scope: and primary objective was to determine the extent and grade of ore present and the future potential of the district. The second and broader objective was to learn the relationship of ore to stratigraphy and structure, in order to outline similar areas favorable for prospecting.
Date: November 1956
Creator: Reyner, Millard L.; Ashwill, Walter R. & Robison, R. L.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

The Occurrence of Uranium in the Diamond Head Group, Sierrita Mountains, Pima County, Arizona

Description: Abstract: The Diamond Head droup area is entirely igneous. Tight fractures in alaskite and granite, which have been altered by heiratite and kaolinization contain narrow seams and very locally,pods of sooty uraninite. A greater percentage of the structures in the area strike about east-west and dip steeply to the north, while the radioactive structures have similar strike, they dip steeply to both the north and the south. A drift has been driven on a mineralized structure far enough to ascertain that the general character of the mineralization is very narrow seams. Many such seams exists but are scattered throughout the area.
Date: September 1956
Creator: Miller, Robert A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department