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Airborne radioactivity survey in the vicinity of Grants, McKinley and Valencia Counties, New Mexico

Trace Elements Memorandum 161

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DOI: 10.3133/tem161

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Abstract

An airborne radioactivity survey in the vicinity of Grants, New Mexico, was made on May 28. 1951; aeromagnetic measurements were made concurrently with the radioactivity measurements. Several radioactivity anomalies were noted in conjunction with negative magnetic anomalies; this association is unusual and may reflect a genetic relationship between the uranium mineralization and the geologic structure causing the negative magnetic effect. Further investigation of the vicinity of the anomalies near the Haystack area, including ground magnetometer survey, seems warranted.

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Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Airborne radioactivity survey in the vicinity of Grants, McKinley and Valencia Counties, New Mexico
Series title:
Trace Elements Memorandum
Series number:
161
DOI:
10.3133/tem161
Year Published:
1951
Language:
English
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey
Description:
Report: 13 p.; 8 Plates: 30.84 x 30.62 inches and smaller
Country:
United States
State:
New Mexico
County:
Grants County;Mckinley County;Valencia County