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Reconnaissance during 1952 for uranium-bearing carbonaceous rocks in parts of Colorado, Utah, Idaho, and Wyoming

Trace Elements Investigations 336

This report concerns work done on behalf of the Division of Raw Materials of the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission
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DOI: 10.3133/tei336

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Abstract

A reconnaissance for uranium-bearing carbonaceous rocks was made during the 1952 field season in 23 areas in Colorado, Utah, Idaho, and Wyoming. Uranium in small amounts occurs in several of the areas examined, but no deposits were found that might have commercial possibilities. As much as 0.03 percent uranium is in the ash of coal in the Caribou Mountain area in southwestern Idaho; 0.012 percent in the ash of coal in the Burnt Fork area of southwestern Wyoming; and 0.009 percent in the ash of coal from near Driggs in eastern Idaho. Seven additional areas were examined in which beds of coal or carbonaceous shale contained more than 0.002 but less than 0.007 percent uranium in the ash. Unweathered samples of bituminous sandstone from the Vernal area, Utah, contain minor quantities of uranium.

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Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Reconnaissance during 1952 for uranium-bearing carbonaceous rocks in parts of Colorado, Utah, Idaho, and Wyoming
Series title:
Trace Elements Investigations
Series number:
336
DOI:
10.3133/tei336
Year Published:
1953
Language:
English
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey
Description:
19 p.
Number of Pages:
20
Time Range Start:
1952-01-01
Time Range End:
1952-12-31
Country:
United States
State:
Colorado;Idaho;Utah;Wyoming