Summary of uranium exploration in the Lukachukai Mountains, Apache County, Arizona, 1950 to 1955
The U. S. Atomic Energy Commission carried on an exploration program of reconnaissance and drilling in the Lukachukai Mountains, Apache County, Arizona, from September 1950, until August 1955. Objectives of this program were fourfold: (1) to find mineable deposits of uranium ore (2) to develop sufficient reserves to justify construction of a processing mill at Shiprock, New Mexico, (3) to discover and develop ore-finding criteria, ore trends and favorable ground and (4) to evaluate the ore potential of the Lukachukai Mountains. Uranium ore was found within a 50-foot unit of the Salt Wash member ...
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