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Published on Tuesday, November 14, 2017

USGS Assesses Uranium Potential in Southern High Plains

USGS Assesses Uranium Potential in Southern High Plains

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Estimates of Potential Uranium in the Southern High Plains Could Equal Just Under One Year of U.S. Needs.

The U.S. Geological Survey estimates a mean of 40 million pounds of in-place uranium oxide remaining as potential undiscovered resources in the Southern High Plains region of Texas, New Mexico, and Oklahoma.

The uranium occurs in a type of rock formation called “calcrete,” which has been well-documented in noted uranium-producing countries like Australia and Namibia. The calcrete formations described in this assessment are the first uranium-bearing calcrete deposits reported in the United States.

 

USGS News Release (11/14/2017)

 

Fact Sheet:

USGS Fact Sheet 2017-3078
Assessment of undiscovered resources in calcrete uranium deposits,


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Uranium Resources and Environmental Investigations


 

 

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