Energy Resources Program
Press Releases, Technical Announcements, Publications, Field Reports, and Science Highlights.
Wednesday, March 01, 2017
Categories: All, Other Energy, Uranium, Environment Aspects, Produced Waters, Geochemistry & Geophysics, Geochemistry Research, Type: Outside Publication
Thursday, January 19, 2017
Categories: All, Other Energy, Gas Hydrates, Regional Studies, Alaska, Type: Outside Publication
Wednesday, January 18, 2017
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.
Tuesday, July 19, 2016
The Government of India, with the support of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), has released the initial results of the most comprehensive gas hydrate scientific drilling investigation ever undertaken.
Categories: All, Other Energy, Gas Hydrates, Type: Field Report
Wednesday, April 13, 2016
USGS Publication: Open-File Report 2016-1037
As part of a cooperative effort among the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), the U.S. Department of Energy, and the U.S. Department of the Interior Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, two grids of two-dimensional multichannel seismic reflection data were acquired in the Gulf of Mexico over lease blocks Green Canyon 955 and Walker Ridge 313 between April 18 and May 3, 2013.
Categories: All, Other Energy, Gas Hydrates, Geochemistry & Geophysics, Seismic Data, Gulf Coast, Type: USGS Publication
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
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