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Title: National uranium resource evaluation. Geology and recognition criteria for sandstone uranium deposits of the salt wash type, Colorado Plateau Province. Final report

Abstract

The uranium-vanadium deposits of the Salt Wash Member of the Morrison Formation in the Colorado Plateau are similar to sandstone uranium deposits elsewhere in the USA. The differences between Salt Wash deposits and other sandstone uranium deposits are also significant. The Salt Wash deposits are unique among sandstone deposits in that they are dominantly vanadium deposits with accessory uranium. The Salt Wash ores generally occur entirely within reduced sandstone, without adjacent tongues of oxidized sandstone. They are more like the deposits of Grants, which similarly occur in reduced sandstones. Recent studies of the Grants deposits have identified alteration assemblages which are asymmetrically distributed about the deposits and provide a basis for a genetic model for those deposits. The alteration types recognized by Shawe in the Slick Rock district may provide similar constraints on ore formation when expanded to broader areas and more complete chemical analyses.

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Thamm, Mickle and Co., Grand Junction, CO (USA); Union Carbide Corp., Grand Junction, CO (USA); Adams (Samuel S.) and Associates, Boulder, CO (USA)
OSTI Identifier:
6512174
Report Number(s):
GJBX-6(81)
TRN: 81-008170
DOE Contract Number:  
AC13-76GJ01664
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
11 NUCLEAR FUEL CYCLE AND FUEL MATERIALS; COLORADO PLATEAU; URANIUM DEPOSITS; VANADIUM ORES; GEOLOGY; COMPARATIVE EVALUATIONS; LITHOLOGY; MINERALIZATION; MINERALOGY; OXIDATION; REDUCTION; SANDSTONES; CHEMICAL REACTIONS; GEOLOGIC DEPOSITS; MINERAL RESOURCES; MOUNTAINS; ORES; RESOURCES; ROCKS; SEDIMENTARY ROCKS; 050100* - Nuclear Fuels- Reserves, Exploration, & Mining

Citation Formats

Thamm, J. K., Kovschak, Jr., A. A., and Adams, S. S. National uranium resource evaluation. Geology and recognition criteria for sandstone uranium deposits of the salt wash type, Colorado Plateau Province. Final report. United States: N. p., 1981. Web. doi:10.2172/6512174.
Thamm, J. K., Kovschak, Jr., A. A., & Adams, S. S. National uranium resource evaluation. Geology and recognition criteria for sandstone uranium deposits of the salt wash type, Colorado Plateau Province. Final report. United States. doi:10.2172/6512174.
Thamm, J. K., Kovschak, Jr., A. A., and Adams, S. S. Thu . "National uranium resource evaluation. Geology and recognition criteria for sandstone uranium deposits of the salt wash type, Colorado Plateau Province. Final report". United States. doi:10.2172/6512174. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/6512174.
@article{osti_6512174,
title = {National uranium resource evaluation. Geology and recognition criteria for sandstone uranium deposits of the salt wash type, Colorado Plateau Province. Final report},
author = {Thamm, J. K. and Kovschak, Jr., A. A. and Adams, S. S.},
abstractNote = {The uranium-vanadium deposits of the Salt Wash Member of the Morrison Formation in the Colorado Plateau are similar to sandstone uranium deposits elsewhere in the USA. The differences between Salt Wash deposits and other sandstone uranium deposits are also significant. The Salt Wash deposits are unique among sandstone deposits in that they are dominantly vanadium deposits with accessory uranium. The Salt Wash ores generally occur entirely within reduced sandstone, without adjacent tongues of oxidized sandstone. They are more like the deposits of Grants, which similarly occur in reduced sandstones. Recent studies of the Grants deposits have identified alteration assemblages which are asymmetrically distributed about the deposits and provide a basis for a genetic model for those deposits. The alteration types recognized by Shawe in the Slick Rock district may provide similar constraints on ore formation when expanded to broader areas and more complete chemical analyses.},
doi = {10.2172/6512174},
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place = {United States},
year = {1981},
month = {1}
}