Evaluation of the Uranium Resource Potential of Northern Victoria Land
- Edmund Stump
Published Online: 16 MAR 2013
Copyright 1986 by the American Geophysical Union.
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
- Published Online: 16 MAR 2013
- Published Print: 1 JAN 1986
Print ISBN: 9780875901978
Online ISBN: 9781118664957
- Geology—Antarctic regions—Victoria Land
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.