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Apache Trail uranium prospect, White Signal district, Grant County, New Mexico

Trace Elements Memorandum 121

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DOI: 10.3133/tem121

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Abstract

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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Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Apache Trail uranium prospect, White Signal district, Grant County, New Mexico
Series title:
Trace Elements Memorandum
Series number:
121
DOI:
10.3133/tem121
Year Published:
1951
Language:
English
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey
Description:
Report: 11 p.; Plate 2: 22.65 inches x 11.92 inches; Plate 3: 26.70 inches x 9.33 inches
Country:
United States
State:
New Mexico
County:
Grant County
Additional Online Files(Y/N):
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