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Uranium-bearing coal and carbonaceous shale in La Ventana Mesa area, Sandoval County, New Mexico

Trace Elements Investigations 241

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DOI:10.3133/tei241

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Abstract

Uranium-bearing coal, carboanceous shale, and carboaceous sandstone of Upper Cretaceous age occur on and adjacent to La Ventana Mesa, Sandoval County, New Mexico.  The geologic features of the uranium deposits are described and a hypothesis for the origin and control of the uranium deposits are described and a hypothesis for the origin and control of the uranium deposits is given.  On the basis of recent sampling and analyses the uranium content in coal is found to be as much as 0.62 percent, whereas the coal ash has a uranium content that is as much as 1.34 percent.

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Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Uranium-bearing coal and carbonaceous shale in La Ventana Mesa area, Sandoval County, New Mexico
Series title:
Trace Elements Investigations
Series number:
241
DOI:
10.3133/tei241
Year Published:
1953
Language:
English
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location:
Washington, D.C.
Description:
Report: 34 p.; 3 Plates: 40.56 x 32.15 inches or smaller
Country:
United States
State:
New Mexico
County:
Sandoval County
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