Reconnaissance for uranium in the southeastern states, 1953

Trace Elements Investigations 352
This report concerns work done on behalf of the Division of Raw Materials of the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission



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.

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Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Title Reconnaissance for uranium in the southeastern states, 1953
Series title Trace Elements Investigations
Series number 352
DOI 10.3133/tei352
Year Published 1953
Language English
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey
Description 25 p.
Time Range Start 1953-01-01
Time Range End 1953-12-31
Country United States
State Alabama;Florida;Georgia;Kentucky;Mississippi;North Carolina;South Carolina;Tennessee;Virginia;West Virginia
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