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A quantitative model of ground-water flow during formation of tabular sandstone uranium deposits

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A quantitative model of ground-water flow during formation of tabular sandstone uranium deposits; 1994; Article; Journal; Economic Geology; Sanford, R. F.

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Presents a quantitative simulation of regional groundwater flow during uranium deposition in the Westwater Canyon Member and Jackpile Sandstone Member of the Upper Jurassic Morrison Formation in the San Juan basin. Topographic slope, shoreline position, and density contrasts in the lake and pore fluids controlled the directions of flow and recharge-discharge areas. The most important results for uranium ore deposit formation are that regional groundwater discharged throughout the basin, regional discharge was concentrated along the shore line or playa margin, flow was dominantly gravity driven, and compaction dewatering was negligible. A strong association is found between the tabular sandstone uranium deposits and major inferred zones [...]

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R.F. Sanford

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