Recent developments in uranium exploration using the U. S. Geological Survey's mobile helium detector

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doi: 10.1016/0375-6742(79)90012-8
Authors:Reimer, G. M.; Denton, E. H.; Friedman, I.; Otton, J. K.
Author Affiliations:Primary:
U. S. Geol. Surv., Denver, Colo., United States
Volume Title:Journal of Geochemical Exploration
Source:Journal of Geochemical Exploration, 11(1), p.1-12. Publisher: Elsevier, Amsterdam-New York, International. ISSN: 0375-6742
Publication Date:1979
Note:In English. 20 refs.; illus. incl. sketch maps
Summary:A mobile mass spectrometer to measure He concentrations has been tested in areas of known U mineralization and He anomalies have been found in both soil gas and water. Over 100 analyses per day can be performed with a sensitivity of 10 p.p.m. The shape of He anomalies can be related to groundwater movement at Weld County, Colorado, and Ambrosia Lake, New Mexico, and to geological structure at Schwartzwalder uranium mine, Jefferson County, Colorado. [R.J.L.C.]
Subjects:Analysis; Anomalies; Case studies; Chemical analysis; Exploration; Geochemical methods; Geochemistry; Helium; Instruments; Mass spectroscopy; Metal ores; Methods; Mineral exploration; Noble gases; Sampling; Spectroscopy; Techniques; Trace elements; Trace-element analyses; Uranium ores; Water; Ambrosia Lake; Ambrosia Lake mining district; Colorado; Jefferson County Colorado; McKinley County New Mexico; New Mexico; United States; Weld County Colorado; Ore deposits; Soil sampling
Coordinates:N350000 N410000 W0330000 W1090000
Abstract Numbers:83M/0602
Record ID:1979027129
Copyright Information:GeoRef, Copyright 2019 American Geosciences Institute. Reference includes data from Mineralogical Abstracts, United Kingdom, Twickenham, United Kingdom
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