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Distribution of trace elements in drilling chip samples around a roll-type uranium deposit, San Juan Basin, New Mexico

Open-File Report 83-56

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Abstract

Chip samples from rotary drilling in the vicinity of a roll-type uranium deposit in the southwestern San Juan Basin were split into a whole-washed fraction, a clay fraction, and a heavy mineral concentrate fraction. Analyses of these fractions determined that cutting samples could be used to identify geochemical halos associated with this ore deposit. In addition to showing a distribution of selenium, uranium, vanadium, and molybdenum similar to that described by Harshman (1974) in uranium roll-type deposits in Wyoming, South Dakota, and Texas, the chemical data indicate a previously unrecognized zinc anomaly in the clay fraction downdip of the uranium ore.

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Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Distribution of trace elements in drilling chip samples around a roll-type uranium deposit, San Juan Basin, New Mexico
Series title:
Open-File Report
Series number:
83-56
Edition:
-
Year Published:
1983
Language:
ENGLISH
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey,
Description:
28 p. ill., maps ;28 cm.