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Wyatt, J.D. & Alle, A.F., 1953. Preliminary report on Waterhouse uranium prospect No. 2, Northern Territory / by J.D. Wyatt. Preliminary geophysical report on Waterhouse uranium prospect No. 2, Northern Territory / by A.F. Alle. Record  1953/105. Bureau of Mineral Resources, Geology and Geophysics, Canberra.

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The Waterhouse Uranium Prospect No. 2, situated six miles south of Batchelor siding, consists of a series of rock exposures striking approximately 360 degrees and dipping 45 degrees to the East. The three main rock types are shale, hematized and brecciated quartzite and siltstone. Significant radioactivity is restricted to the shale bed, which also contains copper mineralization in the vicinity of the highest counts. No source of radioactivity has yet been identified. Copper mineralization is present on a small scale 100 feet south and 40 feet east of the 00 peg. The highest readings recorded by the initial radiometric survey were from 6 x - 12 x background over an area of roughly 20 feet by 20 feet, and 4 x - 6 x background in two other areas as shown in plate 1. Geophysical work consisted of both radiometric and magnetometer surveys. (Plates 1 and 2). Geochemical work was carried out and the results shown in Plate 3. Developmental work in the area is to date restricted to three costeans and the results obtained from these will be discussed in the appropriate section of this report. Further work by diamond drilling has been recommended on a limited scale to obtain information on the unweathered and perhaps unleached radioactive rock.
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