Ultimate sources of uranium are believed to be either fluids from Morrison volcanoes (not demonstrable) or labile constituents in the Jackpile Sandstone. Petrographic studies indicate considerable pre-Dakota diagenesis, which would have made uranium in feldspars, heavy minerals, and volcanic debris available. Deposition of uranium occurred while host sandstone was near the surface during the pre-Dakota hiatus. Sedimentary permeability was the principal factor in distribution of ore and of the organic decomposition products that precipitated it.
|Publication Subtype||Journal Article|
|Title||Uranium deposits in the Jackpile Sandstone, New Mexico|
|Series title||Economic Geology|
|Publisher||Society of Economic Geologists|
|Other Geospatial||Jackpile Sandstone|
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