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Radiometric traverse along the Yukon River from Fort Yukon to Ruby, Alaska, 1949

Trace Elements Memorandum 357

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

In 1949, a radiometric traverse was made of rocks exposed along the banks of and near the Yukon River about Fort Yukon to Ruby, Alaska. Granitic rocks of Tertiary age and of Devonian or Carboniferous age and sandstone beds of Cretaceous age gave the highest readings obtained in the field. Other rock types examined were greenstone of Devonian or Carboniferous age and metamorphic rocks of Devonian and pre-Devonian age, sedimentary rocks, and liginite of Tertiary age, and alluvial deposits of Quaternary age. The most radioactive sample, from Melozitna River canyon, contained only 0.017 percent equivalent uranium.

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Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Radiometric traverse along the Yukon River from Fort Yukon to Ruby, Alaska, 1949
Series title:
Trace Elements Memorandum
Series number:
357
Year Published:
1956
Language:
English
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey
Description:
14 p.
Country:
United States
State:
Alaska
Other Geospatial:
Yukon River
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