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Uranium ore rolls in the United States

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About 40% of the uranium ore reserves in the United States, minable at $8 per pound of contained U3O8, are in roll-type deposits in the State of Wyoming. The host rocks are arkosic sandstones, deposited in intermontane basins under fluvial conditions, and derived from the granitic cores of mountain ranges that flank the basins. The host rocks are Eocene and possibly Paleocene in age and are, or were, overlain by a sequence of continental tuffaceous siltstones, sandstones and conglomerates 400 - 700 m thick.

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Publication type:
Conference Paper
Publication Subtype:
Conference Paper
Title:
Uranium ore rolls in the United States
Year Published:
1970
Language:
English
Publisher:
International Atomic Energy Agency
Publisher location:
Vienna, Austria
Description:
14 p.
Larger Work Type:
Book
Larger Work Subtype:
Conference publication
Larger Work Title:
Uranium exploration geology: Proceedings of a panel, Vienna, 13-17 April 1970
First page:
219
Last page:
232
Country:
United States