The Apache Trail uranium prospect in the White Signal district, Grant County. N. Mex., was mapped by the Geological Survey in May 1950. Pre-Cambrian granite is cut by a diabase dike and a parallel quartz-hematite vein, both of which strike easterly and dip 60 to 65 degrees north. Small quantities of copper carbonates and bismuth-gold ore have been mined. The quartz-hematite vein is moderately radioactive and, although no uranium minerals were seen, two samples contained about 0.01 percent uranium. The diabase dike locally contains torbernite. Two samples of diabase contained about 0.04 percent uranium.
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Apache Trail uranium prospect, White Signal district, Grant County, New Mexico
Trace Elements Memorandum
U.S. Geological Survey
Report: 11 p.; Plate 2: 22.65 inches x 11.92 inches; Plate 3: 26.70 inches x 9.33 inches