Citation

Ruker, R.A., 1961. The Saunders Creek radioactive prospect, Halls Creek district, Western Australia. Record  1961/103. Bureau of Mineral Resources, Geology and Geophysics, Canberra.

Abstract

The radiometric anomalies recorded by Bureau of Mineral Resources airborne scintillometer surveys and by ground investigations at the Saunders Creek Radioactive Prospect (Halls Creek W.A.) are associated with the Saunders Creek Formation. This formation has been newly defined to include a succession of coarse to medium clastics which were formed in a phase of shallow water conditions during the cycle of the Halls Creek Geosyncline. The conglomerate at the base of the formation, and in particular the heavy mineral matrix which contains thorogummite, is the source of radioactivity. The conglomerate crops out for 3 miles along the western limb of a closed anticline in the area, where structure is complicated by strike faulting and isoclinal folds. Readings for radioactivity are from 3 to 10 times background. Two bore sites have been located for the testing of the formation below the zone of oxidation.
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