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Title: Prospecting by sampling and analysis of airborne particulates and gases

Abstract

A method is claimed for prospecting by sampling airborne particulates or gases at a ground position and recording wind direction values at the time of sampling. The samples are subsequently analyzed to determine the concentrations of a desired material or the ratios of the desired material to other identifiable materials in the collected samples. By comparing the measured concentrations or ratios to expected background data in the vicinity sampled, one can select recorded wind directions indicative of the upwind position of the land-based source of the desired material.

Inventors:
Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
6029795
Application Number:
ON: DE85005990
Assignee:
Dept. of Energy EDB-85-052476
DOE Contract Number:  
AC06-76RL01830
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
11 NUCLEAR FUEL CYCLE AND FUEL MATERIALS; URANIUM DEPOSITS; PROSPECTING; GASES; MINERAL RESOURCES; PARTICULATES; SAMPLING; WIND; FLUIDS; GEOLOGIC DEPOSITS; PARTICLES; RESOURCES; 050200* - Nuclear Fuels- Exploration- (-1987)

Citation Formats

Sehmel, G.A. Prospecting by sampling and analysis of airborne particulates and gases. United States: N. p., 1984. Web.
Sehmel, G.A. Prospecting by sampling and analysis of airborne particulates and gases. United States.
Sehmel, G.A. Tue . "Prospecting by sampling and analysis of airborne particulates and gases". United States.
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author = {Sehmel, G.A.},
abstractNote = {A method is claimed for prospecting by sampling airborne particulates or gases at a ground position and recording wind direction values at the time of sampling. The samples are subsequently analyzed to determine the concentrations of a desired material or the ratios of the desired material to other identifiable materials in the collected samples. By comparing the measured concentrations or ratios to expected background data in the vicinity sampled, one can select recorded wind directions indicative of the upwind position of the land-based source of the desired material.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1984},
month = {5}
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