Uranium-Bearing Carbonaceous Nodules of Southwestern Oklahoma

Trace Elements Memorandum 898



Uranium-bearing carbonaceous nodules have been found along the north flank of the Wichita uplift in southwestern Oklahoma. The carbonaceous nodules are black, hard, and predominantly nodular shaped. One specimen, by analyses, was found to contain approximately 42 percent carbon and 3 percent hydrogen. The uranium, vanadium, cobalt, arsenic, nickel, lead and iron contents each range between 1 and 10 percent. It is concluded that the carbonaceous nodules are epigenetic and that the organic and inorganic constituents were derived from, mobile soluttons.

Additional publication details

Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Title Uranium-Bearing Carbonaceous Nodules of Southwestern Oklahoma
Series title Trace Elements Memorandum
Series number 898
DOI 10.3133/tem898
Edition -
Year Published 1956
Language ENGLISH
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey
Contributing office(s) U.S. Geological Survey
Description 9 p.; 2 figs. (one in envelope), 1 table (in envelope)