Chemical characteristics of the uranium-vanadium deposits of the Henry Mountains mineral belt, Utah [unknown]

C.S. Spirakis, C.T. Pierson, Fred Peterson
1984 Antarctica A Keystone in a Changing World   unpublished
This report summarizes the analytical results for 237 samples of sandstone and 244 samples of mudstone from the Henry Mountains mineral belt of Utah. The data were statistically treated to determine which elements were enriched or depleted in these primary tabular-type uranium-vanadium deposits compared to unmineralized parts of the host rocks. Along with uranium and its radioactive daughter products, the mineralized sandstones in the Henry Mountains mineral belt are enriched in Al, Be, organic
more » ... in Al, Be, organic carbon, Co, Cr, Cu, Fe, Ga, K, Mg, Mo, Na, Ni, Pb, S, Se, Sr, Ti, V, Y(?), and Zr. Silica is depleted in the mineralized sandstones compared to unmineralized sandstones. A comparison of mineralized mudstones to unmineralized mudstones suggests that, in addition to uranium and its radioactive daughter elements, the mineralized mudstones are enriched in Al, B, Be, organic carbon, Co, Cr, Cu, Ga, K, Mo,-Sc, Se, Sr, and V. Manganese, calcium, and mineral carbon are depleted in the mineralized mudstones.
doi:10.3133/ofr84367 fatcat:mzmafe354ze2hbquxk3daxeeam