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Summary of reconnaissance for uranium in Alaska, 1955

Trace Elements Investigations 617

This report concerns work done on behalf of the Division of Raw Materials of the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission
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Abstract

Reconnaissance for uranium in Alaska during 1955 included airborne radiometric traverses, examination of radioactivity anomalies found during the airborne traverses, examination of prospector leads, and examination of areas that seems geologically favorable for the occurrence of uranium. The airborne radiometric traverses in central Alaska revealed 33 anomalies considered worth examining. The ground examinations of a few of these anomalies indicated that they were due to radiation of from accessory minerals in intrusive granitic rocks. The examination of prospector leads revealed several radioactivity anomalies of interest and one, near Bokan Mountain on prince of Wales Island, of possible commercial importance.

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Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Summary of reconnaissance for uranium in Alaska, 1955
Series title:
Trace Elements Investigations
Series number:
617
Year Published:
1957
Language:
English
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey
Description:
42 p.
Time Range Start:
1955-01-01
Time Range End:
1955-12-31
Country:
United States
State:
Alaska