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An inferred relationship between some uranium deposits and calcium carbonate cement in southern Black Hills, South Dakota

Trace Elements Memorandum 1000

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Abstract

Evidence resulting from geologic mapping in the southern Black Hills indicates that the areas marginal to some of the larger carbonate-cemented sandstones constitute favorable geochemical environments for the localization of uranium deposits. To determine whether these favorable environments are predictable a limited experimental core-drilling program was carried out. An extensive deposit was discovered in an area marginal to a sandstone well-cemented with calcium carbonate. The deposit has not yet been developed, but from the available data it appears that there is a significant quantity of mineralized rock present containing as much as 3.0 percent eU3O8.

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
An inferred relationship between some uranium deposits and calcium carbonate cement in southern Black Hills, South Dakota
Series title:
Trace Elements Memorandum
Series number:
1000
Edition:
-
Year Published:
1956
Language:
ENGLISH
Description:
15 p.; 3 figs. (one in envelope); 1 table
Number of Pages:
15
Scale:
100000