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Distribution of coarse- and fire-grained rocks in the Wasatch formation and their relationship to uranium deposits, Powder River Basin, Wyoming

Trace Elements Memorandum 676

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

A brief study of the areal distribution of the various rock types of the Wasatch formation in the Powder River Basin, Wyoming, was made during the summer of 1952. In the south and central parts if the basin, the Wasatch formation appears to contain coarser-grained rocks in contrast to the northern part, which contain relatively no coarser-grained rocks. The finer-grained rocks are abundant in the northern and central parts of the basin but relatively scare in the southern part. The known uranium deposits in the Wasatch are in the central area where coarser-grained sandstones are complemented by abundant finer-grained rocks such as shales and siltstones.

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Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Distribution of coarse- and fire-grained rocks in the Wasatch formation and their relationship to uranium deposits, Powder River Basin, Wyoming
Series title:
Trace Elements Memorandum
Series number:
676
Year Published:
1953
Language:
English
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey
Description:
12 p.
Country:
United States
State:
Wyoming
Other Geospatial:
Powder River Basin;Wasatch Formation
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