During the last quarter of 1952 and most of 1953 the U.S. Geological Survey carried on a program of reconnaissance for radioactive material in the southeastern states on behalf to the Atomic Energy Commission. In the course of the study 111 localities were examined and 43 samples were taken for radioactivity measurements at the Survey's Trace Elements laboratory in Denver, Colo.
No economic deposits of uranium were found as a result of this work, but weak radioactivity was noted at the Tungsten Mining Coperation property near Townsville, N. C.; the Comolli granite quarry near Elberton, Ga.; in the Beech and Cranberry granite near Roan Mountain, Tenn.; and in several shales in the Valley and Ridge and Appalachian Plateau provinces. Devonian through Pennsylvanian rocks in these two provinces probably constitute the most favorable ground for new discoveries of uranium in the Southeast.
|Publication Subtype||USGS Numbered Series|
|Title||Reconnaissance for uranium in the southeastern states, 1953|
|Series title||Trace Elements Investigations|
|Publisher||U.S. Geological Survey|
|Time Range Start||1953-01-01|
|Time Range End||1953-12-31|
|State||Alabama;Florida;Georgia;Kentucky;Mississippi;North Carolina;South Carolina;Tennessee;Virginia;West Virginia|
|Google Analytic Metrics||Metrics page|