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Indian Creek uranium prospects, Beaver County, Utah

Open-File Report 51-24

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Abstract

The secondary uranium minerals metatorbernite (?) and autunite (?) were discovered at Indian Creek in the spring of 1950. The deposits, in sec. 26, T. 27 S., R. 6 T., Beaver County, Utah, are 20 miles west of Marysvale, and about three-eighths of a mile east of a quartz monzonite stock. The uranium minerals are sparsely disseminated in argillized and silicified earlier Tertiary Bullion Canyon latite and related volcanic rock beneart, but close to, the contact of the overlying later Tertiary Mount Belknap gray rhyolite. The prospects are in a landslide area where exposures are scarce. Therefore, trend and possible continuity of the altered and the uraniferous zones cannot be established definitely. The occurrence of secondary uranium minerals in beidellite-montmorillonite rock, formed by alteration of earlier Tertiary rocks near a quartz monzonite stock, is similar to that in some of the deposits in the Marysvale uranium district.

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Indian Creek uranium prospects, Beaver County, Utah
Series title:
Open-File Report
Series number:
51-24
Edition:
-
Year Published:
1951
Language:
ENGLISH
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey,
Description:
7 leaves :2 maps (1 folded) ;27 cm.