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tenderfootminer
02:39:52 Wed
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Ok here is the question is there uranium mining done up here?The reason I ask is going through my grandfathers books since his death (he was a life long gold miner)I came across a few prospecting uranium and such books? just wondered what he was thinking or up too :confused:I know one of you edumacated fellers can help me :devil:...ws

  
overtheedge
04:45:20 Wed
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There are a couple of pamphlets available from USGS C-0348 and C-0184 for southcentral Ak. Both are available as downloads.

  
jjedwab
09:02:48 Wed
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Hopes and expectations were high in the 1950's, in the USA and worldwide. International conferences (like those in Geneva-1955 and 1956) encouraged the publication of anything related to U-geology and mineralogy. (See: USGS Prof. Paper 300 and the Geneva Conf. Raw materials volumes).

Several specific prospecting helps were then developed: UV lamps, UV bead-tests, paper chromatography, spot tests, GM counters and scintillometers, ...

Since then, the attention paid to refractory ores (U-Ti, U-REE, like those in the N. Western States) has shifted to oxidized ones, like those of Central and West Africa, and of Australian N. Territories).

Could you be more specific?.


  
tenderfootminer
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these books where published in the 50'sUranium where it is and how to find it by proctor-hyatt-bullock is the one I started looking through.Grandpa spent a lot of time "up north" on the Koyukuk and such was just curious why these books would be with all his other alaskan prospecting books could be coincidence or whatever :smile:

  
JOE_S_INDY
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Walt,

It seems that Grandpa was just curious about the new 'thing' back then - finding Uranium.

Joe S

  
tenderfootminer
00:55:09 Thu
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cool books if nothing else!:smile:

  
Zooka
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My former father in law was a uranium miner in the west in the 1950s. He was mining on Oljato Mesa, above Goulding's trading post in Monument Valley, when John Ford was filming his cavalry westerns there in the mid 50s. He related how as they would go drifting up the old sedimentary river channels, near the top of the strata of exposed sedimentary channels on top of that mesa, they hoped for a petrified tree, as one good log could be worth up to 20,000 dollars in 1954 dollars! Uranium in groundwater replaced the carbon in petrified wood, just like other metals will.
They would drive the trucks of ore down their precarious "road", thence to the government collection sites, and then drive them under an array of scintillometers or some such, which would auromatically evaluate the load for its uranium content. Pick up a ticket, and then cash it in at the bank.

Then, after the discovery of that huge yellowcake deposit by Grants, NM, the government pretty much stopped buying from the other smaller miners. Uranium exploration became a matter for the professionals, geologists and big companies. But for a while there, it was pretty wild and free.

-Z

  
tabwyo
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I agree with Joe. My grandfather was a cattleman who panned for the hell of it. And he damned near sold everything and headed to Moab to join in the big uranium rush. Sounds like you G-pa was boneing up on his Uranium readin just in case he descided he wanted to go for it. That rush was over with so fast that he probably just sheveled the books and thanked god he didn't pull up stakes to chase that rush.

  
Geo_Jim
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Returning to the original question, "... is there uranium mining done up here?" The answer is "No" if here is Alaska. There are no uranium mines in Alaska, but there are some prospects in southeast Alaska.:smile:
Geo Jim

  
overtheedge
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Ran into this and thought some might find it interesting.
www.ucoreuranium.com/bokan.asp

  
Prospect09er
06:58:23 Thu
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Here's one over by Nome. I'm sure there's some data floating around about this mine.
You really don't see much about this mine other than what's in the Nome Nugget.
http://www.triexminerals.com/s/BoulderCreek.asp

  
Coeur_D_Alene
10:54:51 Thu
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Maybe Grandad was on to something like this mine here in idaho

http://www.idahogeology.org/Services/MinesAndMinerals/results.asp?switch=Reference&value=8519

Isn't lead a product of uranium ???

  
AceHand
20:41:29 Thu
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Howdy guys,
We worked at a mine here in Wyoming once. Used to drive by their field occasionally. Lots of wells everywhere. The day we worked there, I found that they drill 1 well with 3 more around the center one, about 20 - 30 feet apart. Pump water down the outside wells, and collect the water which comes up the middle one. It then goes to the plant which extracts the uranium. In the plant there's signs everywhere warning of radiation, alarms on the walls and stuff. Kinda spooky, lol.
We replaced a vessel in the plant. That was 10 years ago or so. They closed down a couple years after that but I've heard there's talk of starting it up again. Don't know if they're running or not. Haven't been out that way for a while, way out on the praire. It was an interesting job though. Not a conventional mine by any means.
Good Luck,
Tom

  

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