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Reconnaissance for uranium-bearing carbonaceous rocks in California and adjacent parts of Oregon and Nevada

Circular 313

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Abstract

During the summer of 1952 a reconnaissance was conducted in California and parts of Oregon and Nevada in search of new deposits of uranium-bearing carbonaceous rocks. The principal localities found in California where uranium occurs in coal are listed here with. the uranium content of the coal: Newhall prospect, Los Angeles County, 0.020 percent; Fireflex mine, San Benito County, 0.005 percent; American licyaite mine, Amador County, 0.004 percent; and Tesla prospect, Alameda County, 0.003 percent. An oil-saturated sandstone near Edna, San Luis Obispo County, contains 0.002 percent uranium.

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Reconnaissance for uranium-bearing carbonaceous rocks in California and adjacent parts of Oregon and Nevada
Series title:
Circular
Series number:
313
Edition:
-
Year Published:
1954
Language:
ENGLISH
Publisher:
[U.S. Geological Survey],
Description:
8 p. :illus., map, tables. ;27 cm.