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Abstract: NURE Program--A Nationwide Approach to Uranium and Mineral Exploration

T. E. Kelly

The National Uranium Resource Evaluation is a multimillion-dollar project funded by ERDA and designed to locate potential uranium deposits.

Samples are collected on grid patterns on the basis of local geology and hydrology. Samples have been obtained from wells, springs, streams, and both wet and dry alluvium; various field methods have been used to determine the most effective sampling techniques.

Approximately 100,000 samples have been collected and analyzed for uranium content. Several anomalies have been found in areas not recognized previously as uranium provinces. Similar studies made by the Canadian Geological Survey have proved the effectiveness of these techniques in tundra areas.

In addition to uranium, other ore minerals have been identified by the ERDA samples. These samples are being kept on file for public use.

AAPG Search and Discovery Article #90969©1977 AAPG-SEPM Rocky Mountain Sections Meeting, Denver, Colorado