Uranium—Geology and applications
Uranium was originally put to use in nuclear weapons, bringing about an end to World War II. Since that time uranium has become a valued commodity for its use in nuclear power generation, and many other aspects of society. Facts, uses, and history are presented.
Gregory, R.W.; Wyoming State Geological Survey
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Author(s):Gregory, R.W.; Jones, R.W.; Cottingham, K.D.; Wyoming State Geological SurveyDate Issued:2010Uranium mining in Wyoming began in the early 1950s and to date has produced more than 210 million pound of uranium concentrate, known as yellowcake. Uranium mines and their production as of 2010 are mapped and listed, along ...
Off site and boundary external radiation exposures from the Cotter Uranium Mill located in Cañon City, Colorado Author(s):Townsend, AmandaDate Issued:2017Format:born digital; masters thesesAlthough many of the uranium mills in the United States have been decommissioned, the mill tailings remain and can pose health threats to those living nearby. Many studies have been done showing the relationship between ...
Author(s):Colorado Digitization Project; Eastman Kodak Company; National Mining Hall of Fame and Museum; Vanadium Corporation of AmericaDate:1949?Photograph showing the buildings at the Durango Uranium-Vanadium Plant, which was originally a lead-zinc smelter. In 1942 the United States Vanadium Company converted it into a mill where vanadium concentrate was extracted ...