The Geological Survey?s investigations of the Chattanooga shale in Tennessee and adjacent states on behalf of the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission consisted mostly of geologic studies and routine analyses of samples for uranium. In the course of the studies, however, other investigations were made, primarily to find answers to specific problems that arose from time to time. The large amount of analytical and related data obtained is here reported, with sufficient explanatory material to bring the data into proper perspective. Although the Survey has not made a comprehensive overall study of the geology, geochemistry, mineralogy, and petrography of the shale, sufficient information has been obtained to provide a sound basis for possible mining and processing of the shale in the future.
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Preliminary report on the economic potential of the Chattanooga Shale in Tennessee, data as of 1962