Description

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 Ge

Details

No. of pages:
508
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 1982
Published:
Imprint:
Elsevier Science
Electronic ISBN:
9780444597632
Print ISBN:
9780444420701
Print ISBN:
9780444564870

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@qu:...a rare gem for the junior as well as senior explorationist and geochemist, for the advanced geology student, researcher and professional teaching staff. @source: Chemical Geology