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Results of core drilling for uranium-bearing lignites in the Bar H area, Slim Buttes, Harding County, South Dakota

Trace Elements Memorandum 342

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

Core drilling in the Car H area, Slim Buttes, Harding County, South Dakota, under a contract with the B. H. Mott Drilling Co., Huntington, West Virginia, was resumed June 12, 1952 after a 6-month recess during the winter and was completed July 18, 1952. The drilling was undertaken to obtain information on the distribution and extent of the uranium-bearing lignite beds along the southeast edge of the Bar H area. Eight holes totalling 885 feet were drilled and 52 feet of lignite core submitted for study and analysis. The report includes detailed lithographic descriptions of the lignite cores, Bureau of Mines coal analyses, and the results of 100 chemical analyses for uranium. The drilling showed that the thicker, more persistent lignite beds exposed in the northern part of the Bar H area were removed by erosion prior to the deposition of the overlaying White River formation in the south-eastern part of the area. The beds penetrated by drilling were not of sufficient thickness or uranium content to add to the previously known reserves.

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Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Results of core drilling for uranium-bearing lignites in the Bar H area, Slim Buttes, Harding County, South Dakota
Series title:
Trace Elements Memorandum
Series number:
342
Year Published:
1953
Language:
English
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey
Description:
Report: 46 p.; 2 Plates: 19.47 x 21.46 inches and 39.77 x 24.14 inches
Country:
United States
State:
South Dakota
County:
Harding County
Other Geospatial:
Slim Buttes;Bar H
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