Geochemical Prospecting for Thorium and Uranium Deposits

Geochemical Prospecting for Thorium and Uranium Deposits

1st Edition - January 1, 1982

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  • Author: R.W. Boyle
  • eBook ISBN: 9780444597632

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Developments in Economic Geology, 16: Geochemical Prospecting for Thorium and Uranium Deposits focuses on the analysis of various geochemical methods applicable in the search for all types of thorium and uranium deposits. The publication first ponders on the general chemistry and geochemistry of thorium and uranium, deposits of thorium and uranium and their indicator elements, and geochemical prospecting for thorium and uranium. Discussions focus on radiation surveys, selection of areas, primary mineralization, supergene oxidation, and secondary enrichment of endogenic thorium and uranium deposits, and equilibrium in the natural radioactive series. The book then ponders on lithochemical, pedochemical, hydrochemical, and biogeochemical surveys of the geochemical prospecting for thorium and uranium. Topics include heavy and light mineral surveys of stream, river, pond, and lake sediments, detailed litochemical surveys utilizing primary halos, and case histories. The text takes a look at sampling procedures and analytical methods for estimating thorium and uranium and miscellaneous methods and atmochemical surveys on the geochemical prospecting for thorium and uranium, including isotopic methods, remote sensing and geothermal methods, and liquid inclusion and thermoluminescent methods. The book is a valuable source of data for researchers wanting to explore geochemical prospecting for thorium and uranium deposits.

Table of Contents


  • Preface

    Acknowledgements

    Chapter 1 General Chemistry and Geochemistry of Thorium and Uranium

    General

    Thorium

    General Chemistry

    General Geochemistry

    Uranium

    General Chemistry

    General Geochemistry

    Equilibrium in the Natural Radioactive Series

    Chapter 2 Deposits of Thorium and Uranium and Their Indicator Elements

    General

    Thorium and Uranium Deposits

    Primary Mineralization, Supergene Oxidation, and Secondary

    Enrichment of Endogenic Thorium and Uranium Deposits

    Thorium - Endogenic Processes

    Uranium - Endogenic Processes

    Thorium and Uranium - Supergene Processes

    Chapter 3 Geochemical Prospecting for Thorium and Uranium - Selection of Areas and Radiation Surveys

    Literature

    General

    Selection of Areas

    Radiation Surveys

    Chapter 4 Geochemical Prospecting for Thorium and Uranium - Lithochemical Surveys

    General

    Regional Lithochemical Surveys

    Detailed Lithochemical Surveys Utilizing Primary Halos

    Major Element Halos

    Minor and Trace Element Halos

    Chapter 5 Geochemical Prospecting for Thorium and Uranium - Pedochemical Surveys

    General

    Case Histories

    Chapter 6 Geochemical Prospecting for Thorium and Uranium - Hydrochemical Surveys

    General

    Case Histories - Water Surveys

    Case Histories - Stream River, Pond, and Lake Sediment Surveys

    Heavy and Light Mineral Surveys of Stream, River, Pond, and Lake Sediments

    Chapter 7 Geochemical Prospecting for Thorium and Uranium - Biogeochemical Surveys

    General

    Case Histories

    Chapter 8 Geochemical Prospecting for Thorium and Uranium - Atmochemical Surveys

    General

    Case Histories

    Chapter 9 Geochemical Prospecting for Thorium and Uranium - Miscellaneous Methods

    General

    Isotopic Methods

    Liquid Inclusion and Thermoluminescent Methods

    Remote Sensing and Geothermal Methods

    Chapter 10 Sampling Procedures and Analytical Methods for Estimating Thorium and Uranium

    Selected Bibliography

    Subject Index

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  • No. of pages: 508
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier Science 1982
  • Published: January 1, 1982
  • Imprint: Elsevier Science
  • eBook ISBN: 9780444597632

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