Evaluation of the Uranium Resource Potential of Northern Victoria Land

  1. Edmund Stump
  1. Edward J. Zeller1,
  2. Gisela A. M. Dreschhoff1 and
  3. Wolf-R-Diger A. M. Kropp2

Published Online: 16 MAR 2013

DOI: 10.1002/9781118664957.ch18

Geological Investigations in Northern Victoria Land

Geological Investigations in Northern Victoria Land

How to Cite

Zeller, E. J., Dreschhoff, G. A. M. and Kropp, W.-R.-D. A. M. (1986) Evaluation of the Uranium Resource Potential of Northern Victoria Land, in Geological Investigations in Northern Victoria Land (ed E. Stump), American Geophysical Union, Washington, D. C.. doi: 10.1002/9781118664957.ch18

Author Information

  1. 1

    Radiation Physics Laboratory, University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas 66045

  2. 2

    Bundesanstalt FüR Geowissenschaften Und Rohstoffe, D-3000 Hannover 51, Federal Republic of Germany

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 16 MAR 2013
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 1986

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780875901978

Online ISBN: 9781118664957

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Keywords:

  • Geology—Antarctic regions—Victoria Land

Summary

Radiometric surveys in northern Victoria Land have shown that portions of the area are sufficiently high in uranium to be considered a uraniferous province. Maps of the uranium and thorium distributions have been prepared and are included in this report. The uraniferous area is located in the southern portion of the region that was surveyed and is characterized by outcrops of the Granite Harbor Intrusives. There is evidence of accumulations of uranium as primary minerals in the Granite Harbor plutons, and there is also a strong indication of secondary concentrations associated with the Kukri Erosion Surface in the Lichen Hills and Caudal Hills. The radiometric signatures of the Admiralty Intrusives were found to differ strongly from those of the Granite Harbor plutons.