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Three GIS datasets defining areas permissive for the occurrence of uranium-bearing, solution-collapse breccia pipes in northern Arizona and southeast Utah

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2016

Citation

Van Gosen, B.S., Johnson, M.R., and Goldman, M.A., 2016, Three GIS datasets defining areas permissive for the occurrence of uranium-bearing, solution-collapse breccia pipes in northern Arizona and southeast Utah: U.S. Geological Survey data release, https://dx.doi.org/10.5066/F76D5R3Z.

Summary

Some of the highest grade uranium (U) deposits in the United States are hosted by solution-collapse breccia pipes in the Grand Canyon region of northern Arizona. These structures are named for their vertical, pipe-like shape and the broken rock (breccia) that fills them. Hundreds, perhaps thousands, of these structures exist. Not all of the breccia pipes are mineralized; only a small percentage of the identified breccia pipes are known to contain an economic uranium deposit. An unresolved question is how many undiscovered U-bearing breccia pipes of this type exist in northern Arizona, in the region sometimes referred to as the “Arizona Strip”. Two principal questions remain regarding the breccia pipe U deposits of northern Arizona [...]

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Three_datasets_defining_areas_permissive_for_uranium_occurrence.xml
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Breccia_pipes_Uranium_NArizona_SEUtah.zip
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Permissive_structures_Uranium_NArizona_SEUtah.zip
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Purpose

Data were collected to (1) determine the distribution of uranium deposits, breccia pipes, and collapse features and (2) define areas permissible for uranium-bearing breccia pipes in northern Arizona and southeast Utah.

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