Citation

Gardner, D.E., 1954. Inspection of radiometric anomalies "A.B.C." Reserve, Katherine, Northern Territory. Record  1954/054. Bureau of Mineral Resources, Geology and Geophysics, Canberra.

Abstract

A car-borne radio-metric survey of the B-volcanic formation within the reservation surrounding the A.B.C. uranium prospect indicated 32 small areas in which the radio-activity was a little in excess of 1.5 times, and in places a little higher than twice the background count of the alluvium in the valley. Testing of each area with an Austronic P.R.M. 200 failed to reveal any sources of higher radio-activity. Most of the anomalies are due to a comparatively high background count given by exposed basalt. Four anomalies found in black or dark soil in damp portions of the valley are considered to be due to traces of radio-active elements absorbed by humus. One anomaly appeared to be due to traces of radio-active material contained in "lateritized" alluvium. The other anomalies are in alluvium, and are due either to the presence of basalt a few inches from the surface, or to traces of radio-active matter deposited from seeping ground-water. Radio-metric contouring, with a view to possible costeaning, has been recommended in a small area within exposed basalt, where counts of approximately 200 per minute were obtained. No additional work is recommended on any of the other anomalies.
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