Radioactive mineral resources of South Carolina by S. Duncan Heron

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Published by Division of Geology, State Development Board in Columbia, S.C .

Written in English

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  • Uranium ores -- South Carolina.,
  • Thorium ores -- South Carolina.

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Bibliography: p. 4.

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Statementby S. Duncan Heron, Jr. and Henry S. Johnson, Jr.
SeriesSouth Carolina. Division of Geology. MR-4
ContributionsJohnson, Henry S., 1926- joint author.
LC ClassificationsQE161 .A1145 no. 4, TN490.A3 .A1145 no. 4
The Physical Object
Paginationiii, 4 p.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL4859283M
LC Control Number75630793

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Radioactive accessory minerals such as zircon may contribute to the radioactivity of a mineral which is otherwise non-radioactive by calculation. Many granites or other igneous rocks contain some radioactivity because of minor, but highly radioactive, accessory minerals.

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US-Mining provides information on mines, operators, and minerals mined in Aiken County, SC. AERORADIOACTIVITY MAPS IN HEAVY-MINERAL EXPLORATION CHARLESTON, SOUTH CAROLINA, AREA By ERIC R.

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The uranium at the Mount Pisgah deposit is primarily in an unidentified black mineral in pods and rolls in the basal conglomerate of the Mauch Chunk Formation (Mississippian).

Also present are the secondary uranium and uranium-vanadium minerals carnotite, tyuyamunite, liebigite, uranophane, and betauranophane. South Dakota. a mineral containing natural radioactive elements (long-lived isotopes of the radioactive series of U, U, and Th) in amounts considerably exceeding their average content in the earth’s crust.

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