Energy Resources Program
Press Releases, Technical Announcements, Publications, Field Reports, and Science Highlights.
Wednesday, December 20, 2017
This report describes the discovery and geology of two near-surface uranium deposits within calcareous lacustrine strata of Pleistocene age in west Texas, United States. Calcrete uranium deposits have not been previously reported in the United States. The west Texas uranium deposits share characteristics with some calcrete uranium deposits in...
Categories: All, Other Energy, Uranium, Type: USGS Publication
Tuesday, November 14, 2017
Press Release & Publication
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.
Categories: All, Other Energy, Uranium, Type: Press Release, Type: USGS Publication
Friday, October 27, 2017
Categories: All, Other Energy, Uranium, Type: Outside Publication
Wednesday, March 01, 2017
Categories: All, Other Energy, Uranium, Environment Aspects, Produced Waters, Geochemistry & Geophysics, Geochemistry Research, Type: Outside Publication
Sunday, January 01, 2017
Outside Publication: Ore Geology Reviews
A genetic deposit model was developed for economic sandstone-hosted uranium deposits that formed in Eocene through Pliocene sandstones in the Texas Coastal Plain. Here 254 uranium occurrences, including 169 deposits, 73 prospects, 6 showings and 4 anomalies, have been identified. About 80 million pounds of U308 have been produced and about 60 million pounds of identified producible U308 remain in place. Uranium is currently being produced from this region, and the deposit model may help identify new mineable deposits.
Categories: All, Other Energy, Uranium
Tuesday, October 04, 2016
USGS Publication: Fact Sheet 2016-3074
U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) scientists have completed an assessment of the mineral-resource potential, including the uranium potential, of nearly 10 million acres of Federal and adjacent lands in Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, and Wyoming. The assessment of these lands, identified as Sagebrush Focal Areas, was done at the request of the Bureau of Land Management. The assessment results will be used in the decision-making process that the Department of the Interior is pursuing toward the protection of large areas of contiguous sagebrush habitat for the greater sage-grouse (Centrocercus urophasianus) in the Western United States. The detailed results of this ambitious study are published in the five volumes of USGS Scientific Investigations Report 2016–5089 and seven accompanying data releases.
Tuesday, August 02, 2016
Outside Publication: Applied Geochemistry
This study investigated the potential for the uranium mineral carnotite (K2(UO2)2(VO4)2x3H2O) to precipitate from evaporating groundwater in the Texas Panhandle region of the United States. Carnotite saturation did occur, and supports the potential for the formation of calcrete-type uranium deposits in the Texas panhandle.
Thursday, March 03, 2016
Scientists have collected and analyzed 84 environmental samples to establish baseline data prior to any active uranium mining activities at the Canyon Uranium Mine, located south of Grand Canyon National Park. This baseline information will play an important role in assessing if contaminants escape from the mine site and how they would move through the environment once mining operations begin.
Categories: Other Energy, Uranium, Type: Technical Announcement
Wednesday, December 02, 2015
Press Release & Publication The potential for almost five years of annual domestic U.S. nuclear fuel requirements may exist in south Texas, according to a new USGS assessment of both identified and undiscovered uranium oxide resources. This assessment estimates 60 million pounds of identified, but unmined, uranium resources, and more than 200 million pounds of newly estimated undiscovered resources. …
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