A portable helium sniffer

Journal of Research of the U.S. Geological Survey
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A portable helium sniffer has been developed for field use. The instrument is mounted in a four-wheel-drive pickup truck and can detect 50 parts per billion of helium in soil gas. The usefulness of helium sniffing in soil is being investigated as a prospecting tool in gas, oil, uranium, and geothermal prospecting as well as in earthquake prediction.

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title A portable helium sniffer
Series title Journal of Research of the U.S. Geological Survey
Volume 4
Issue 1
Year Published 1976
Language English
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location Reston, VA
Contributing office(s) Mineral Resources Program
Description 2 p.
First page 35
Last page 36
Online Only (Y/N) N
Additional Online Files (Y/N) N
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