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Occurrence of uranium-bearing coal, carbonaceous shale, and carbonaceous limestone in the Fall Creek area, Bonneville County, Idaho

Trace Elements Memorandum 340

The report concerns work done on behalf of the Division of Raw Materials of the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission
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Abstract

Uraniferous coal, carbonaceous shale, and carbonaceous limestone occur in the Bear River formation of Upper Crestaceous age at the Fall Creek prospect, in the Fall Creek area, Bonneville County, IDaho. The uranium compounds are believed to have been derived from mildly radioactive silicic volcanic rocks of the Tertiary age that rest unconformably on all older rocks and once overlay the Bear River formation and its coal. Meteoric water, percolating downward through the silicic volcanic rocks and into the older rocks along joints and faults, is believed to have brought the uranium compounds into contact with the coal and carbonaceous rocks in which the uranium was absorbed.

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Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Occurrence of uranium-bearing coal, carbonaceous shale, and carbonaceous limestone in the Fall Creek area, Bonneville County, Idaho
Series title:
Trace Elements Memorandum
Series number:
340
Year Published:
1952
Language:
English
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey
Description:
25 p.
Number of Pages:
27
Country:
United States
State:
Idaho
County:
Bonneville County
Other Geospatial:
Fall Creek
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