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Reconnaissance examination for uranium at six mines and properties in Idaho and Montana

Trace Elements Memorandum 30-A

Prepared by the Geological Survey for the United States Atomic Energy Commission
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Abstract

Six mining properties in Idaho and Montana at which radioactivity had been reported or suspected were briefly examine by J.S. Vhay and W.A. Roberts of the U.S. Geological Survey in October and November 1949.


The properties in Idaho are the Grunter mine, from which radio-active mill concentrates have been reported; the Kentuck mine; the Ulysses-kittie Burton Mill; and the Garm-Lemoreaux mine.


The properties in Montana are the Armeson-McKenny property in Beaverhead County and the Oro property in Lincoln County.


Moderate to high radioactivity was noted at the Garm-Lemoreaux mine and the Armeson-McKenney property. That most of this radioactivity is not caused by uranium is suggested by the low uranium content of the majority of the samples. One sample from a dump of the Garm-Lemoreaux mine assayed 0.11 percent uranium.

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Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Reconnaissance examination for uranium at six mines and properties in Idaho and Montana
Series title:
Trace Elements Memorandum
Series number:
30
Chapter:
A
Year Published:
1951
Language:
English
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey
Description:
21 p.
Number of Pages:
21
Country:
United States
State:
Idaho;Montana