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Preliminary report on the correlation between gamma-ray logs and permeability logs of the ore-bearing sandstone in the Morrison Formation Calamity Mesa, Mesa County, Colorado

Trace Elements Memorandum 270

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Abstract

A study of the hydrologic properties and geologic relations of the ore-bearing sandstone in the Salt Wash sandstone member of the Morrison formation has been undertaken because uranium and vanadium are believed to have been introduced into the sandstone by circulating ground water. This report describes the geologic and hydrologic characteristics of the ore-bearing sandstone as determined in the core samples from three diamond-drill holes on Calamity Mesa, Mesa County, Colo., and correlates these data with localized gamma-ray activity detected in the three drill holes. These data are illustrated on figure 1 by the combined geologic, permeability, porosity, and gamma-ray logs. This study is part of the program of geologic studies on the Colorado Plateau conducted by the Geological Survey on behalf of the Atomic Energy Commission. This preliminary report describing the results of this study has benefited from the suggestions and criticisms of L. B. Riley of the Geological Survey.

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Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Preliminary report on the correlation between gamma-ray logs and permeability logs of the ore-bearing sandstone in the Morrison Formation Calamity Mesa, Mesa County, Colorado
Series title:
Trace Elements Memorandum
Series number:
270
Year Published:
1951
Language:
English
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey
Description:
Report: 8 p.; Plate: 30.20 inches x 22.90 inches
Country:
United States
State:
Colorado
County:
Mesa County