A reconnaissance for uranium in New Mexico, 1953

Circular 354



In the fall of 1953 a reconnaissance for uranium was made in the Datil area of west-central New Mexico, and in the Cerrillos mining district, the Glorieta and Tecolote districts, and the Las Vegas and Colfax sill areas of north-central to northeastern New Mexico. Traces of radioactive materials were detected at many places, and deposits of uranium minerals, which may be of possible economic significance, were found near the village of Datil. Small amounts of uranium are widespread in sandstone beds in the Mesaverde formation. The sample of highest grade contained 0. 056 percent

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Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Title A reconnaissance for uranium in New Mexico, 1953
Series title Circular
Series number 354
DOI 10.3133/cir354
Edition -
Year Published 1954
Language ENGLISH
Publisher [U.S. Geological Survey],
Description ii, 9 p. :illus., maps. ;27 cm.
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