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Linear-traverse surveys of helium and radon in soil gas as a guide for uranium exploration, central Weld County, Colorado

Open-File Report 77-589

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Abstract

Linear-traverse surveys of helium and radon in soil gas were performed and evaluated as a guide for uranium exploration in central Weld County, Colo. Repeated sampling over a 5-month period eventually delineated a helium anomaly along the main 11.2 km traverse, and that anomaly may be related to a uranium occurrence. A single traverse is difficult to interpret. A grid sampling pattern, no more time consuming than a repeated linear traverse, is preferred. Radon anomalies along the traverses are from radon-220, the thorium decay series member, and do not show a positive correlation with the helium analyses.

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Linear-traverse surveys of helium and radon in soil gas as a guide for uranium exploration, central Weld County, Colorado
Series title:
Open-File Report
Series number:
77-589
Edition:
-
Year Published:
1977
Language:
ENGLISH
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey,
Description:
ii, 10 leaves :ill. ;27 cm.