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Physical exploration for uranium during 1951 in the Silver Reef district, Washington County, Utah

Trace Elements Investigations 254

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DOI:10.3133/tei254

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Abstract

During 1951 a joint exploration program of the most promising uraniferous areas in the Silver Reef district was made by the U.S. Geological Survey and the u.S. Atomic Energy Commission.  A U.S. Bureau of Mines drill crew, on contract to the Atomic Energy Commission, did 2,450 feet of diamond drilling under the geological supervision of the U.S. Geological Survey.  The purpose of the drilling was to delineate broadly the favorable ground for commercial development of the uranium depostis.  Ten drill holes were located around Pumpkin Point, which is the northeastern end of Buckeye Reef, to probe for extensions of small ore shootsmined on the Point in fine-grained sandstones of the Chinle formation.  Three additional holes were located around teh Tecumseh Hill to prbe for extensions of the small showings of uranium-bearing rocks of Buckeye Reef.

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Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Physical exploration for uranium during 1951 in the Silver Reef district, Washington County, Utah
Series title:
Trace Elements Investigations
Series number:
254
DOI:
10.3133/tei254
Year Published:
1953
Language:
English
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location:
Washington, D.C.
Description:
Report: 59 p.; 10 Plates: 22.48 x 22.19 inches or smaller
Time Range Start:
1951-01-01
Time Range End:
1951-12-31
Country:
United States
State:
Utah
County:
Washington County
Online Only (Y/N):
N
Additional Online Files (Y/N):
N