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Results of reconnaissance for uranium in nonmarine carbonaceous rocks in parts of California, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, and Washington during 1951 and 1952

Trace Elements Memorandum 444-A

Prepared by the Geological Survey for the United Stated Atomic Energy Commission
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DOI: 10.3133/tem444A

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Abstract

Nonmarine carbonaceous rocks, including shales, coal, and peat, were tested at about 3 localities in California, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, and Washington. Rocks ranging in age from Carboniferous to Quaternary were examine, although the principal attention was given middle and late Tertiary lignites of the northern part of the Great Basin. Most carbonaceous rocks examined contained essentially no uranium, but lignitic shales in the Goose Creek district, Idaho, a thin carbonaceous shale near Hagerman, Idaho, and a small peat deposit in Davis County, Utah contained more than 0.003 percent uranium.

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Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Results of reconnaissance for uranium in nonmarine carbonaceous rocks in parts of California, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, and Washington during 1951 and 1952
Series title:
Trace Elements Memorandum
Series number:
444
Chapter:
A
DOI:
10.3133/tem444A
Year Published:
1953
Language:
English
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey
Description:
26 p.
Number of Pages:
26
Time Range Start:
1951-01-01T12:00:00
Time Range End:
1952-12-31T12:00:00
Country:
United States
State:
California;Idaho;Nevada;Oregon;Utah;Washington