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Title: Uranium hydrogeochemical and stream sediment reconnaissance of the thermopolis NTMS Quadrangle, Wyoming, including concentrations of forty-two additional elements

Abstract

The Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory conducted a hydrogeochemical and stream sediment reconnaissance for uranium in the Thermopolis National Topographic Map Series quadrangle, Wyoming. Totals of 920 water and 1821 sediment samples were collected from 1977 locations at an average density of one sample location per 9 km/sup 2/ over an 18,000-km/sup 2/ area. Water samples were collected from streams, springs, and wells; sediment samples were collected from streams and springs. The uranium contents of water samples range from below the detection limit of 0.02 ppB to 307.98 ppB with a median of 0.56 ppB. Six clusters of anomalous water samples were delineated within the Wind River Basin and are associated predominantly with the Wind River formation. Two clusters of anomalous waters were collected on the southern margin of the Bighorn Basin and are associated with sandstone and shales of Permian through Cretaceous age. The uranium contents of sediment samples range from 0.43 to 94.65 ppM with a median of 2.90 ppM. Most sediment samples with uranium concentrations of greater than 12 ppM are underlain by Precambrian crystalline rocks of the Wind River Range; this area contains the highest uranium values found in sediments from the Thermopolis quadrangle. Other samples containingmore » greater than 12 ppM uranium are found associated with the Wind River and Aycross formations along the northern margin of the Wind River Basin, and one sample was collected from Precambrian granitic terrain of the Owl Creek Mountains.« less

Authors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Los Alamos Scientific Lab., NM (USA)
OSTI Identifier:
6887934
Report Number(s):
LA-8005-MS
TRN: 81-004556
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-36
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
11 NUCLEAR FUEL CYCLE AND FUEL MATERIALS; 37 INORGANIC, ORGANIC, PHYSICAL AND ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY; ALUMINIUM; ACTIVATION ANALYSIS; X-RAY FLUORESCENCE ANALYSIS; ANTIMONY; BARIUM; BERYLLIUM; EMISSION SPECTROSCOPY; BISMUTH; CADMIUM; CALCIUM; CERIUM; CESIUM; CHLORINE; CHROMIUM; COBALT; COPPER; DYSPROSIUM; EUROPIUM; GOLD; HAFNIUM; IRON; LANTHANUM; LEAD; LITHIUM; LUTETIUM; MAGNESIUM; MANGANESE; NICKEL; NIOBIUM; POTASSIUM; RUBIDIUM; SAMARIUM; SCANDIUM; SILVER; SODIUM; STRONTIUM; TANTALUM; TERBIUM; THORIUM; TIN; TITANIUM; TUNGSTEN; URANIUM; DELAYED NEUTRON ANALYSIS; FLUORESCENCE SPECTROSCOPY; GEOCHEMICAL SURVEYS; VANADIUM; WYOMING; YTTERBIUM; ZINC; EXPERIMENTAL DATA; GROUND WATER; NEUTRON REACTIONS; PROSPECTING; SEDIMENTS; SURFACE WATERS; URANIUM DEPOSITS; WATER; ACTINIDES; ALKALI METALS; ALKALINE EARTH METALS; BARYON REACTIONS; CHEMICAL ANALYSIS; DATA; ELEMENTS; GEOLOGIC DEPOSITS; HADRON REACTIONS; HALOGENS; HYDROGEN COMPOUNDS; INFORMATION; METALS; MINERAL RESOURCES; NONDESTRUCTIVE ANALYSIS; NONMETALS; NORTH AMERICA; NUCLEAR REACTION ANALYSIS; NUCLEAR REACTIONS; NUCLEON REACTIONS; NUMERICAL DATA; OXYGEN COMPOUNDS; RARE EARTHS; REFRACTORY METALS; RESOURCES; ROCKY MOUNTAIN REGION; SPECTROSCOPY; SURVEYS; TRANSITION ELEMENTS; USA; X-RAY EMISSION ANALYSIS; 050200* - Nuclear Fuels- Exploration- (-1987); 400101 - Activation, Nuclear Reaction, Radiometric & Radiochemical Procedures; 400103 - Radiometric & Radiochemical Procedures- (-1987); 400104 - Spectral Procedures- (-1987)

Citation Formats

Maassen, L W. Uranium hydrogeochemical and stream sediment reconnaissance of the thermopolis NTMS Quadrangle, Wyoming, including concentrations of forty-two additional elements. United States: N. p., 1980. Web.
Maassen, L W. Uranium hydrogeochemical and stream sediment reconnaissance of the thermopolis NTMS Quadrangle, Wyoming, including concentrations of forty-two additional elements. United States.
Maassen, L W. Fri . "Uranium hydrogeochemical and stream sediment reconnaissance of the thermopolis NTMS Quadrangle, Wyoming, including concentrations of forty-two additional elements". United States.
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title = {Uranium hydrogeochemical and stream sediment reconnaissance of the thermopolis NTMS Quadrangle, Wyoming, including concentrations of forty-two additional elements},
author = {Maassen, L W},
abstractNote = {The Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory conducted a hydrogeochemical and stream sediment reconnaissance for uranium in the Thermopolis National Topographic Map Series quadrangle, Wyoming. Totals of 920 water and 1821 sediment samples were collected from 1977 locations at an average density of one sample location per 9 km/sup 2/ over an 18,000-km/sup 2/ area. Water samples were collected from streams, springs, and wells; sediment samples were collected from streams and springs. The uranium contents of water samples range from below the detection limit of 0.02 ppB to 307.98 ppB with a median of 0.56 ppB. Six clusters of anomalous water samples were delineated within the Wind River Basin and are associated predominantly with the Wind River formation. Two clusters of anomalous waters were collected on the southern margin of the Bighorn Basin and are associated with sandstone and shales of Permian through Cretaceous age. The uranium contents of sediment samples range from 0.43 to 94.65 ppM with a median of 2.90 ppM. Most sediment samples with uranium concentrations of greater than 12 ppM are underlain by Precambrian crystalline rocks of the Wind River Range; this area contains the highest uranium values found in sediments from the Thermopolis quadrangle. Other samples containing greater than 12 ppM uranium are found associated with the Wind River and Aycross formations along the northern margin of the Wind River Basin, and one sample was collected from Precambrian granitic terrain of the Owl Creek Mountains.},
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url = {https://www.osti.gov/biblio/6887934}, journal = {},
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place = {United States},
year = {1980},
month = {8}
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