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Radon in the helium-bearing natural gas of the Texas panhandle

Trace Elements Memorandum 239

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Abstract

The known quantity of helium in the Texas Panhandle gas reservoir is greater than could be explained by assuming normal geologic conditions. Radon content of the gas varies between about 10 and 250 micromicrocuries per liter (S. T. P.), and the more highly radioactive wells are clustered in several groups. Mathematical analysis indicates that the larger concentrations of radon could not be derived from rocks of normal radioactivity.

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Radon in the helium-bearing natural gas of the Texas panhandle
Series title:
Trace Elements Memorandum
Series number:
239
Edition:
-
Year Published:
1951
Language:
English
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey
Description:
28 p.
Country:
United States
State:
Texas