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Interim report on an appraisal of the uranium possibilities of Alaska

Open-File Report 52-165

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Abstract

Summaries of the geology and mineral deposits, and appraisals of the uranium possibilities of the various regions of Alaska are presented in this report. A short statement on previous knowledge and investigation of radioactive materials in the Territory is also given. The review of data and appraisal for the Seward Peninsula-Jobuk, Lower Yukon-Kuskokwim, Upper Yukon, Alaska Railroad-Iliamna, and southeastern Alaska regions are essentially complete. Those of the Copper River, Gulf of Alaska, Aleutian and northern Alaska regions are not yet complete. A more detailed presentation of these latter regions will be made in the final report. The appraisals are based on known occurrences of radioactive materials and geologic criteria that suggest the presence of uranium. Review of published and unpublished data to date shows that the Seward Peninsula-Kobuk region and southeastern Alaska followed by the Alaska Railroad, Gulf of Alaska and Lower Yukon-Kuskokwim regions are perhaps the more promising regions of the Territory for the occurrence of high-grade uranium ores.

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Interim report on an appraisal of the uranium possibilities of Alaska
Series title:
Open-File Report
Series number:
52-165
Edition:
-
Year Published:
1952
Language:
ENGLISH
Description:
124 p.